With the India vs England ODI slated to be held inside the Jharkhand State Cricket Association’s stadium in Ranchi on January 19,security forces are gearing up to intensify intelligence gathering operations.
The exercise has to be undertaken to prevent any untoward incident and avoid any armed attack on crowded locations.
Jharkhand’s capital has seen the introduction of security measures, including new checkpoints near Dhurva and the rest of Ranchi’s .
A number of checkpoints are being created on both major and minor streets.All those cricket fans who had bought tickets and received entry passes were prohibited from carrying electronic items inside the stadium.
The tightened security comes after a number of explosive devices were found in different parts of the capital. Groups of securitymen supervised by IG MS Bhatia have spread out along the stadium in Dhurva-where Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd and the state secretariat are located-the concentration of securitymen was the highest.
In addition, srcuritymen tightened control over entrances to Ranchi. A number of suspect cars and motorcycles is being frisked and questioned.