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Mumbai railway steps up security again

The police have beefed up security at railway stations following a police alert, reports Rajendra Aklekar.

india Updated: Dec 20, 2006 21:26 IST
Rajendra Aklekar
Rajendra Aklekar

Therailway police have beefed up security at railway stations across the city following a police alert issued on December 13 warning of an impending terror attack in Mumbai, Goa and Surat on December 25, 26 or January 25 and 26.

Sources said while the railway protection force (RPF) have rejected all leave applications for these two days, the government railway police (GRP) has decided to induct its full force on these two days.

Senior divisional security commissioner of RPF RS Padhi said, "We have beefed up security for these two days and will keep extra vigil on railway platforms and trains." Asked if they had cancelled leave of its staff and would the "alert" continue till new year, Padhi said we had not specifically curtailed any leave applications and that there was so far no information of any threat perception during the new year.

GRP commissioner Suresh Khopade said, "We are on high alert and will intensify checks at all stations and trains."

The next few days will see Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s rally in the city, followed by Christmas, the New Year and Id-ul-Zuha on January 1

First Published: Dec 20, 2006 21:26 IST