11/7 blasts: Meet to discuss progress in probe
The progress made in the investigations into the July 11 Mumbai blasts will be reviewed in a meeting on Monday.india Updated: Aug 06, 2006 19:05 IST
The progress made in the investigations into the July 11 Mumbai blasts will come under review at a high-level meeting convened in New Delhi on Monday by the Union Home Secretary who will also take stock of the security measures in the country's business capital in the run up to Independence Day celebrations.
The meeting, to be attended by Maharashtra Chief Secretary D Sankaran, DGP PS Pasricha and Chief of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) KP Raghuvanshi, besides the Director ESL Narasimhan, assumes significance as Mumbai tops the terrorist hit list.
Topmost on the agenda is the progress made in the investigations into the July 11 blasts as the Mumbai police has been making several arrests over the past few weeks but are unable to crack the case. Security for Independence Day will also be discussed threadbare.
The first high-level meeting after the July 11 blasts, that left 200 people dead, comes in the backdrop of coordinated efforts by the Centre and the State to thwart terrorist strikes.
As per fresh intelligence inputs, terrorist outfits' plan to target vital installations including prime establishments in Mumbai and disrupt I-Day celebrations.
With reports suggesting that the Mumbai police was zeroing on suspected LeT-SIMI module that carried out the blasts, the Centre is likely to extend all possible help to the State Government to complete the probe early.