Mumbai was put on high alert following the blasts in Hyderabad on Thursday evening. Home minister RR Patil said an alert had been issued across the state in the wake of the blasts in Hyderabad. "I have spoken to senior police officials and directed them to beef up security," Patil said.
Patil reviewed the security situation in the state on Thursday evening, official sources said. The police have been asked to keep a vigil on suspicious activity and persons in view of the Hyderabad blasts.
Satyanarayan Chaudhary, spokesperson for the Mumbai police said all officials were issued instructions to take appropriate security measures in the city after the blasts in Hyderabad.
The police said they were not taking any chances as the city had been the target of terror activity many times in the past. An alert has been sounded at railway stations, bus stands, airport, crowded areas such as malls and bazaars, keeping in view the security of citizens, police officers said, adding that checking and nakabandis would be held all over the city.
The police have also placed the bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) and the dog squad on standby to deal with any situation that may arise after the blasts in Hyderabad. All police stations in the city were told to increase patrolling and to monitor all activities in their jurisdiction after the blasts.
Sources in the state police also pointed out that immediately after the execution of Ajmal Qasab, the terrorist of the 26/11 terror attacks, senior police officials had asked all state police units to be on alert and to take precautions against any possible terror activity.