Tensions Between US-Iran, security was tightened on Wednesday outside the US Consulate in Hyderabad, by the city police.
As a precautionary measure, security was enhanced by deploying additional personnel, a senior police official told PTI. Extra security barricades were also erected.
There is no specific information as such but in view of US-Iran tensions, security has been beefed up by deploying additional forces, The official said.
Police were seen frisking people and checking their identity before allowing them towards the consulate in the Chiran Fort Club lane. The people working in offices around the consulate had a tough time in reaching their destinations due to the heightened security.
Though security was stepped up from Wednesday by mobilising more personnel as against the routine deployment of police forces, the city police kept a strict vigil near the US Consulate since Sunday following the developments in West Asia, the official said.
Police also conducted security checks at Begumpet where the Consulate is located.
(Reported by Mr.Jaffery)