German Bakery flouted security tips: Pune police
Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh on Saturday said German Bakery management failed to follow the security guidelines issued to them on October 9, 2009.
The copy of guidelines — which was made available to the media on Saturday — provided to the bakery management mentioned 23 precautionary measures, one of which is regarding steps to be taken in case any abandoned bag or suspicious object is found.
The guideline says police should be immediately informed on spotting any abandoned bag or suspicious object. The guideline also says in case a bag is spotted it should be covered with sand bags and the area should be vacated immediately. Nobody should touch any such bag. Singh said German Bakery management failed to follow these guidelines.
Singh said Pravin Ramkumar Pant, the cashier of German Bakery, had accepted the copy of guidelines, about two and a half pages, that was issued to several hotels and other establishments in Koregaon Park area on October 9. Incidentally, Pant was injured in the blast. Also, he is the one who lodged the first information report in the bomb blast case.