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Security stepped up at BSE after threat

The disclosure that six arrested LeT men were plotting to hit the financial hub has put the cops on alert.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2008 17:50 IST

Security was on Monday stepped up at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in the wake of the disclosure by the arrested six suspected LeT militants that they were planning to target the financial hub.

A team of police officials from Maharashtra has left for Uttar Pradesh to interrogate the militants arrested on Sunday. "We have received information that six militants have been caught in UP and one of them is from Mumbai. We are verifying the same," an officer of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) said on Monday.

The officer said, "We have also been told that one of the targets of the militants was BSE, where we have increased security."

The UP Special Task Force (STF) had arrested six alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, three of whom, it said, were bound for Mumbai to carry out strikes in the financial capital.