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Mumbai on alert, security in shrines enhanced

Security in places of worship in Mumbai was enhanced and a high alert sounded following explosions inside Jama Masjid in Delhi on Friday, police said.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 19:45 IST

Security in places of worship in Mumbai was enhanced and a high alert sounded following explosions inside Jama Masjid in Delhi on Friday, police said.

Police put up a security ring in and around shrines including Haji Ali, Mahim Durgah and mosques in Central Mumbai.

Policemen have been deployed in strength at these places and visitors to the shrines were being searched thoroughly, police sources said.

Security has also strengthened at Siddhi Vinayak temple in Prabhadevi and Mahalaxmi temple in central Mumbai, the sources added.

Policemen were deployed at railway stations, bus depots and other public places to keep a watch, the sources said adding these precautions were being taken in view of seizure of explosives in Mumbai in recent past.

Police conducted seal and search operations at strategic locations and check entry points in the city.

First Published: Apr 14, 2006 19:45 IST