Around 17,000 policemen, apart from the Rapid Action Force, are patrolling the streets of Bangalore from where the exodus of North-East Indians has been the most. Elaborate security arrangements are in place to ensure that no untoward incident occurs, Commissioner of Police, Bangalore city, Jyothi Prakash Mirji told rediff.com.
In addition, there are three companies of the CRPF and three of the Rapid Action force that are guarding the city.
Although it has been proven in the past few days that it was a propaganda that caused the North-East exodus, the police are not taking any chances. North-East Indians fear that atrocities against them may erupt after August 20 and keeping that in mind, the home department and the police force is providing them security.
The crowds at the railway stations have, however, become thinner. Some people from North-East have decided not to go back to their homes, but will stay away from the city for a few days. Many have taken the road to go out of the city and are expected to return in the next couple of weeks.
Chief Minister of Karnataka [ Images ], Jagadish Shettar [ Images ], who is in constant touch with the Assam chief minister, has appealed to all the people to maintain calm and also urged the people of North-East to come back to Karnataka.