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Mumbai on alert as attacks feared today

According to Mumbai Police, intelligence inputs reveal that subversive elements may strike in the city on Sunday.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2006 13:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A high-alert has been sounded in Mumbai for Sunday following intelligence inputs that subversive elements may strike in the city, police said.

The entire police and para-military set-up in Mumbai has been put on guard, particularly since tomorrow happens to be a Sunday and subversive elements could take advantage of the relaxed weekend life of the city to strike, they said.

Mumbai Police Commissioner AN Roy said that inputs had warned police to be on guard between August 15 to 20. "Tomorrow (Sunday) being the last day of the warning, we are being extra cautious," he said on Saturday.

Roy said vital installations, prominent places and places of importance are under heavy security since Independence Day, and will continue to remain so at least for a few days ahead.

Informed sources said that intelligence agencies had tipped Mumbai police that some 'leftover' groups of terrorist outfits were still roaming in the country and Mumbai could still be their target for subversive activities.

Security has therefore being tightened at railway stations, bus terminuses, entry points, vital installations, religious places and communally sensitive areas, sources added.

First Published: Aug 19, 2006 23:04 IST