U Sudhakar Reddy| Times of India | Nov 18, 2017
HYDERABAD: Anti-Naxal ‘Greyhound’ and anti-terror ‘Octopus’ commandos will be deployed to carry out combing operations and for area domination around Falaknuma Palace on November 27 and the day after for the high profile visit of US President Donald Trump‘s daughter Ivanka Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Special Protection Group and US Secret Services are working in tandem to decide on deployment of snipers at vantage points to fortify Falaknuma Palace, the venue of the official dinner.
Cops will also conduct door-to-door searches in three colonies in vicinity of Falaknuma — Fathima Nagar, Farooqi Nagar and Al Jubail Colony. The proposed visits of Ivanka to Charminar, Laad Bazar and Chowmahalla Palace are yet to get security clearance.
Speaking to TOI, South Zone deputy commissioner of police V Satyanarayana said, “Octopus and Greyhounds will be deployed for area domination. Inner security layers will be as per SPG and US Secret Services protocol. All employees of Taj Falaknuma, including the general manager will be allowed entry through passes issued by police.”
At least 3,500 policemen will be deployed in three colonies around Taj Falaknuma. Special Intelligence Branch, counter intelligence sleuths and special branch personnel will be in mufti.