PM Modi visits Karnataka, Police beefed up alerts amid "Agnipath"

BENGALURU: The Karnataka Police are on high alert after intelligence agencies warned that protests over the Agnipath scheme could erupt during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rallies in the state.

Modi is returning to the state for a two-day visit after a one-and-a-half-year. On Monday, he will arrive at the Bengaluru Yelahanka Indian Air Force Base at 11.55 a.m. Modi will take part in ten events in Bengaluru and Mysuru, including the International Yoga Day on June 21, the source said.

The state police department has delegated more than 10,000 police officers to ensure that no untoward incident occurs during the Prime Minister's programmes. The focus would be on the Kommaghatta public function, where Prime Minister Modi will address a large rally.

Protesters, disguised as BJP workers may enter the venue in Kommaghatta where PM Modi is addressing a massive rally and stage a protest condemning the Agnipath scheme. Several organisations have issued a protest call against the Agnipath scheme, Sources said.

Since Sunday, police have been monitoring the routes through which the PM's convoy travels. The shops have been asked to close, and nearby schools and colleges have been asked to declare a holiday.

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