About 1,200 police personnel would be deployed from the evening of Dec 24, since Churches were scheduled to hold prayers in the night. Security would be in place for the entire day on Dec 25, Mahali said. Vehicle checking would also be intensified, and those who were driving under the influence of alcohol would be caught and strictly fined, he said.
Dec 24, 2008
Elaborate security arrangements would be made in Churches and other Christian places of Worship in and around the city, from tomorrow evening, being the eve of Christmas. The measures were only routine and there was no specific threat to any of the churches, city police commissionber, K C Mahali told reporters here today.