The Mumbai police may have made no breakthrough in the triple blasts case yet or even put in place stringent measures to secure terror targets in the city, but there are two days every month, they say, on which they will take absolutely no chances and be extra-alert: the 13th and the 26th.
The reason: they feel the pattern of terror strikes over the last decade suggests the probability of an attack is highest on these days.
A circular asking the police force to be extra-vigilant on the 13th and the 26th of every month has been issued across several commissionerates in the state. In some other areas, police stations have been informed about the key dates through wireless messages.
“Most strikes have occurred on these two days. Moreover, we received specific intelligence inputs about a possible strike on July 26 and August 13,” a senior Mumbai police officer told the Hindustan Times.