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City on alert after Bangalore blasts

The city was put on high alert, following the bomb blasts in Bangalore on Wednesday morning that injured 16 persons, including eight policemen.

mumbai Updated: Apr 18, 2013 01:52 IST
HT Correspondent

The city was put on high alert, following the bomb blasts in Bangalore on Wednesday morning that injured 16 persons, including eight policemen.

Several police units and paramilitary forces such as the State Reserve Police Force and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad were pressed into

service and nakabandis were organised at several places across the city.

Local police units armed with sniffer dogs have also been asked to check for any explosives. The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad and the local crime branch units have also been asked to stay on alert.

Sadanand Date, joint commissioner of police (law and order) said, “Security at all vital installations across the city has been increased. We have also shared intelligence we received with the policemen and have roped in more security staff to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.”

“Since Mumbai has been on the radar of terrorists in the past as well, we have to be cautious. We have also alerted the railway police and are checking airports and other crowded places that are usually targeted by terrorists,” said an officer requesting anonymity.

The local police have been asked to increase patrolling in their respective jurisdictions.