England tour of India - Cricket: Police throws security blanket around stadium
Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2001, 2:37 [IST]
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Bangalore: Bangalore police has virtually thrown a security blanket around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium where the third and final cricket Test between India and England starts on Wednesday.Every visitor is being frisked before being allowed entry. Crowds were kept at bay. Police sources say they have been taking extra precaution in view of last week's terrorist attack on Parliament.Meanwhile, traffic virtually came to a standstill in the busy Brigade Road and Mahatma Gandhi Road junction as stars Sachin Tendulkar, Leader Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi came to attend a function.The brief ceremony was cut short after the traffic police apparently directed the organisers to push through the programme.PTI