England tour of India - Cricket: Security beefed up around Ganguly~~s mansion

Published: Saturday, January 26, 2002, 1:49 [IST]
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Kolkata: Security has been beefed up around Indian captain Saurav Ganguly's house in the city following Tuesday's shoot-out in front of the American Center, which left four security personnel dead.The decision to provide special security to the Indian captain's residence in the southern part of the city was taken after a high-level meeting between the South 24 Parganas Superintendent of Police Deb Kumar Ganguly and West Bengal Police DG, Dinesh Vajpai on Thursday.A top police official said that following the attack on the American Center and in view of the Republic Day alert in the state, the top police brass reviewed the security arrangements at Ganguly's house and decided to post more security men on duty.The official said a posse of nine policemen, including four armed personnel, will be put on round-the-clock vigil at Ganguly's sprawling mansion in Behala area until further orders.Apart from the special security arrangements around his house, the Indian captain will get extra security cover whenever he is in town. PTI

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