Bangalore, Aug 20 (IBNS) Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka and one of India's foremost IT cities, is under a security cloak with heavy deployment of cops on the occasion of Eid after communal tensions mounted over mass exodus of Northeast people from the city fearing reprisals of Assam violence where ethnic Bodos clashed with Muslim settlers for over a month now.
Police said about 17,000 cops were deployed across the city to prevent any untoward incident.
Bangalore Police Commissioner Jyoti Prakash Mirji said the arrangements have been exhaustive.
He said the city police is also being assisted by three companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and Rapid Action Force (RAF) men.
There is an exodus of northeast Indians from various parts of the country, especially Bangalore, fearing for their safety after the community received threats in person and were bombarded with inflammatory SMSes and other content.
More than 30,000 northeast Indians residing in Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and other cities left for Assam or other northeastern states.
However, the number of people fleeing Karnataka appeared to have subsided on Saturday after the police made several arrests and chief minister Jagadish Shettar promised order.