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J&K on alert after Mumbai blasts

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the summer capital Srinagar, were put on high alert today, following the three bomb blasts in Mumbai that left at least 21 people dead and more than 140 others injured.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2011 11:55 IST

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the summer capital Srinagar, were put on high alert on Thursday, following the three bomb blasts in Mumbai that left at least 21 people dead and more than 140 others injured.

Additional deployment of police and paramilitary CRPF was carried out around sensitive areas in the city to stop any possible attack by militants, officials said.

They said, although there were no intelligence inputs about any imminent attack in the state, the security grid has been alerted to avoid possible militant attacks following the blasts in Mumbai yesterday.

The security agencies apprehend that militants might take advantage of the diversion in attention to disrupt the peace in Kashmir, officials said.

Hundreds of policemen dotted the roadside from Srinagar airport to the city to secure the road which is used by the VIPs including chief minister Omar Abdullah, they said.