'No one from Andhra involved in Mumbai blasts'
However, the Chief Minister asked the police not to drop its guard and remain vigilant.india Updated: Jul 18, 2006 17:44 IST
After detailed investigations, Andhra Pradesh police have concluded that no one from the state was involved in triggering Mumbai serial blasts.
This was conveyed to the government during a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy in Hyderabad on Tuesday to review law and order situation in the wake of the devastating blasts and the massacre of tribals by Maoists in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
However, the Chief Minister asked the police not to drop its guard and remain vigilant.
Reddy directed Director General of Police Swaranjit Sen to evolve suitable strategies to prevent Mumbai-type tragedy in the state.
Later talking to reporters, Home Minister K Jana Reddy said the meeting took stock of the situation and noted with satisfaction that there was marked improvement in the law and order situation in the state.
The meeting decided to strengthen various wings of the police department by recruiting additional personnel.
It has decided to recruit 2,000 policemen in Special Protection Force in the first phase, 100 in Special Intelligence Branch and another 100 in counter-intelligence wing, the Minister said.
The meeting also favoured tough measures to check Naxalite activities and the faction violence in Rayalaseema region.
The DGP was authorised to evolve suitable strategies for meeting the objective, Reddy said.
Home Sceretary MA Basith, DGP (Law and Order) PV Naidu, Additional DGP (Intelligence) Aravinda Rao and the city Police Commissioner Mohanty were among those who attended the meeting.