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Three-tier security ring for Champions Trophy

Published: Monday, October 16, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Jaipur:Close-circuit TVs, spy cameras at various points and a three-tier ring thrown around the Sawai Mansingh stadium will provide the security backup for the ICC Championship here.

The first qualifying match between Bangladesh and West Indies will be held here at the stadium tomorrow. The state capital will be hosting six matches, including a semi-final. The star attraction would be the India-England match on Sunday.

Around 3,000 policemen of CISF, CRPF, STF, RAC, para military forces and local men would be posted in and around the stadium to keep a watch. Policemen posted atop high-rises and towers around the stadium will further strengthen the security cordon.

The whole stadium has been divided into eight zones to segregate the audience who would not be able to move from one to another during the match.

Food, bottles, wooden sticks for banners and hoardings would not be allowed into the stadium. Firecrackers will also not be allowed.

However, mobile phones have been allowed into the stadium.

Metal detectors and special dog squad are being pressed into service.

Half-a-dozen spy cameras and close circuit TVs installed around the stadium will keep a watch on any unlawful activities.

Hotels and restaurants have been instructed to keep a special watch on their clientele and outsiders who will be coming in to watch the matches.

Intelligence Bureau have been instructed to identify fake tickets and its sellers. This time a special hologram have been put on tickets to easily identify them from fake ones.

UNI

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