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Chidambaram held meeting to review security of Mumbai: Patil

mumbai Updated: Sep 13, 2011 21:15 IST

Maharashtra home minister RR Patil on Tuesday said that the unscheduled high-level meeting held with Union home minister P Chidambaram in Mumbai was about reviewing security scenario of the city.

The Union home minister on Monday night held a meeting at Sahyadri Guest House in south Mumbai wherein he was apprised about the course of investigations into the triple blasts in the city and the steps taken regarding the modernisation of the Maharashtra Police.

"The meeting was held to take review of security scenario of Mumbai and police modernisation," Patil told reporters in Mumbai.

The high-level meeting, which lasted for almost 50 minutes, was attended by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, home minister R R Patil, Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, ATS chief Rakesh Maria, state intelligence chief KL Prasad and top bureaucrats.

Additional chief secretary (home) Umesh Chandra Sarangi who also attended the meeting on Tuesday said that it was an "unstructured" meeting.

"There was no issue or agenda. There was no specific agenda as such for the meeting," Sarangi said.

He also said that a high-level delegation will leave for a three-day visit to London on September 19 to observe security scenario in that country.

Besides Patil, minister of state for home Satej Patil and additional commissioner of Police Vinit Agrawal will be part of the delegation, Sarangi said.

On installing CCTVs in the metropolis he said, "ten bids have come (for the installation) and by the month end the request for proposal (RFP) would be received.