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Guj police tracking places where Headley aide had visited: DGP

Gujarat police were tracking all the places which US terror suspect David Headley's aide had visited in the state in November 2008, the state's top police officer said in Ahmedabad today.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2010 22:11 IST

Gujarat police were tracking all the places which US terror suspect David Headley's aide had visited in the state in November 2008, the state's top police officer said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Asked about steps taken by Gujarat police after the Pune bomb blast, Director General of police S S Khandwawala said "all necessary steps have been taken to ensure security of the people statewide."

On whether the Pune blast was connected with Ahmedabad as Headely's aides Tahawwur Hussain Rana and his wife Samraz Akhtarhad had visited the state, he said "we are keeping a tab on all places which Headley's aide (Rana) may have visited and are tracking activities there".

He said that following the nation-wide alert after the Pune blast, security has been beefed up in the state also. As a result, a large cache of explosives were seized from Vapi and Surendranagar districts, he added.

Rana, a Canadian national of Pakistan origin, arrested by FBI along with Headley, for involvement in an LeT plot to carry out attacks in India, had stayed at a hotel in the city in 2008. Police had said that Rana was accompanied by his wife during his stay in the hotel in city's Mithakhali area.