Cauvery Water Dispute : SC Judgment Awaited


Supreme Court to take up the case of Cauvery Water Dispute between Karanataka and Tamil Nadu. The Bengaluru police has tightened up the security with 16,000 police personnel,  para-military forces, monitoring the law and order at all the sensitive and hypersensitive places around.

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Security has been tightened at bus stands and railway stations to prevent violent protests. Security has also been increased at the Attibele check post, with the deployment of a platoon of para-military force.

Vehicular movement from the city and Tamil Nadu has been suspended in Attibele. Hundreds of passengers were forced to walk from the border area.

On Monday too, the City police in full strength was on the roads, given that the Supervisory Committee was to take up the case of the Cauvery Water Dispute. The sale of Liquor in the wine shops, bars clubs and pubs has been banned all over the city.

The Police sources said, "A total of 40 platoons of the Karnataka State Reserve Police, 30 City Armed Reserve platoons, six Rapid Action Force squads, three companies of the Seema Suraksha Dal, three Border Security Force platoons and one company each of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police will guard the city. Besides, 15,000 civil police including senior police officers and 2,000 Home Guards will take position at 6am. Two Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) vehicles, 250 Hoysalas and 400 Cheetah bikes will patrol the city."

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