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Security for Thackeray to be beefed up: Chavan

india Updated: May 26, 2011 19:27 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra

Maharashtra chief minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Thursday said his government would beef up security in the state following revelations of subversive acts by Pakistani-born American terrorist David Coleman Headley.

Headley told a Chicago court about the Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI’s) plot to murder Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray.

The ISI, Headley said, had a link with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist group. Against this backdrop, the chief minister said the government would review the security provided to Thackeray.

He said the Maharashtra government was awaiting the details of the activities of Headley and those Tahawwur Rana, another accused, from the US government.

"The Maharashtra government is in constant touch with the union government and is sharing intelligence inputs," he said.
Chavan was in Nagpur to inaugurate a regional sports complex.

Also, Chavan denied controversy over payment for hiring the services of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for the security of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving accused of the 26/11 attacks.

The ITBP, one of the country’s premier paramilitary outfits that guards VVIPs including the President and the vice-president, had given a Rs 10.8-crore bill for Kasab’s security to the Maharashtra government.