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High alert sounded across nation

Security has been beefed up in public places in the wake of Mumbai blasts.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2006 23:09 IST

A high alert was sounded and security beefed up in public places and markets across the country on Tuesday in the wake of serial blasts in Mumbai and Srinagar.

Delhi on high alert

Besides deploying additional police personnel across the nationa capital, check posts have been set up at all major points in the city, including railway and bus stations, cinema halls and busy market places.

Barricades have also been put up at all entry and exit points of the capital to keep a vigil and checking of vehicles has been stepped up, Additional Commissioner of Police Deependra Pathak said.

City Police Commissioner KK Paul has also asked the public at large to be careful and to inform the police immediately in case of finding any suspicious object. 

Alert in Punjab, Haryana

The security agencies in Punjab and Haryana have been put on high alert in the wake of serial blasts in suburban trains in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.

Police sources said that security agencies in the two states and Chandigarh have been asked to ensure proper watch at railway stations, bus stands and crowded market places.

The sources said that vigil has been heightened around sensitive places. 

Karnataka steps up vigil

In the wake of the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy directed the state police to step up vigil and security across the state, particularly in areas bordering Maharashtra.

The Chief Minister, soon after being informed about the Mumbai tragedy, asked DGP BS Siyal to deploy additional forces at important locations and sensitive areas as a precautionary measure, his secretariat sources said.

Kumaraswamy has also directed the Home Minister MP Prakash to convene a meeting of top police officials on Wednesday to review the situation and discuss the measures to be taken.

Kumaraswamy would be chairing this high-level meeting, the sources said.

Security tightened across Kerala

Security has been tightened across Kerala in the wake of the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.

According to Director General of Police Raman Srivastava, security had been beefed up at important places like railway stations, bus stands and airports.

Additional police force have been deployed at all sensitive places, Srivastava said.

Alert in West Bengal

An alert was sounded across West Bengal and security was notched up tonight following the grenade attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and serial blasts in Mumbai.

Security was tightened at railway stations, airport, port, bus terminuses, central and state government offices and vital installations, Chief Secretary AK Deb said.

"We have sounded an alert all over the state and asked for tightening of security measures," Deb said.

Security has also been beefed up in public places, cinema houses and markets. 

Goa put on high alert

Goa has been put on alert following serial bomb blasts in neigbouring Mumbai, police said.

"We have increased patrolling at railway stations, bus stands, and other crowded places," DK Sawant, Superintendent of Police (North) said.

Police have said that there was no reason to panic as adequate steps have been taken to avoid untoward incidents.