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Mumbai Police on alert after Nagpur terror bid

Security at headquarters of political parties like BJP and Shiv Sena and at places of worship has been beefed up.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 12:55 IST

Mumbai Police has been put on high alert and has been asked to be prepared for any eventuality following the killing of three militants, who were planning to attack the RSS headquarters at Nagpur on Thursday, Mumbai Police Commissioner AN Roy said.

The security, particularly at places of worship, and headquarters of political parties like the BJP and the Shiv Sena has been beefed up, he said.

"RSS headquarters has been the target of terrorists and one similar attempt was made in the past. However, situation as regards security perception of RSS headquarters and places in Mumbai is different and we have beefed up security accordingly," he said.

Roy said that security had been tightened at many places of worship, including Siddhivinayak temple, Haji Ali, Mahalaxmi temple and Mahim dargah, and the Bandra residence of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

Anti-terrorist Squad chief KP Raghuvanshi said, "Thursday's encounter with terrorists is symbolic of our preparedness to face terrorist threats in the state."

First Published: Jun 01, 2006 12:55 IST