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Vigil on Indo-Nepal border after Mumbai blasts

Security agencies have been asked to ascertain the identities of people before allowing them to cross over through the border.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 14:53 IST

In the wake of the blasts in Mumbai, the Uttar Pradesh police and the Sashastra Sena Bal (SSB) have stepped up vigil along the Indo-Nepal border that falls under the Gorakhpur-Basti division.

To prevent the movement of terrorists in the area, the security agencies have been asked to ascertain the identities of people before allowing them to cross over through the border, IG Gorakhpur Zone VK Verma said.

Apart from this, orders have been issued to other security agencies such as Indo-Nepal Border Police and Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) to be on the alert at the border.

Police in the districts of Mahrajganj, Siddharthanagar, Shrawasti and Bahraich, sharing border with Nepal, have been put on high alert, Verma said.

Intelligence units have also been asked to keep an eye on religious places along the border.

Patrolling of public spots such as cinema halls, hotels, rail and bus stations have also been intensified to ward off untoward incidents, Verma added.

"We are taking all precautionary steps to maintain law and order" and hence possibilities of any repercussions to Mumbai blasts were few, he said.