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Home ministry issues alert

The Home Ministry has issued an alert for metros, particularly Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore on Monday, saying terrorists could target the three major cities. The alert was based on the interrogation of suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist Salman Ahmed.

delhi Updated: Mar 09, 2010 00:16 IST

The Home Ministry has issued an alert for metros, particularly Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore on Monday, saying terrorists could target the three major cities. The alert was based on the interrogation of suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist Salman Ahmed.

An MHA official said governments of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Karnataka have been asked to take all possible steps to foil any terror bid to strike their cities. Other metros such as Delhi have also been sounded out.

Ahmed, alleged to have been involved in serial blasts in Ahmedabad, Varanasi and Gorakhpur, is believed to have told interrogators that the Indian Mujahideen had set up bases in Karachi, Kathmandu, Dubai and a few places in Middle East under the so-called “Karachi Project”.

Two suspected terrorists of Indian Mujahideen were arrested by security forces near the Indo-Bangladesh border. The two, residents of Uttar Pradesh, were arrested when they crossed the border.