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Security beefed up in Mumbai for Kalam's visit

india Updated: Jul 17, 2006 13:07 IST

Security has been further tightened in city in the wake of proposed visit of President APJ Abdul Kalam and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who are visiting in the backdrop of Tuesday's serial train blast that killed 182 people.

In view of the security scenario in Mumbai and the threat perception to the dignitaries, police are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the visits pass off peacefully.

The President is slated to attend three functions, while Modi will attend a public meeting at Shanmukhananda hall in Matunga.

Security has been stepped up in and around the venues of their visit.

Security at the entry and exit points in the city, railway stations, bus stops and public places has been increased further, police said.

Joint Police Commissioner (Law and order) Arup Patnaik said that additional paramilitary forces have been deployed at specific vantage points in view of the VIPs visit.

Meanwhile, police continued routine search operation of lodges, hotels and public places in Chembur, Mankhurd and Govandi, sources said. At least 25 people have been detained for questioning.