Red alert in UP after serial blasts
Mulayam Singh Yadav has announced ex-gratia relief for the victims and appealed to the people to maintain peace and order.india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 22:24 IST
A red alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh following blasts in Varanasi.
Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has announced ex-gratia relief for the victims and appealed to the people to maintain peace and order.
In a statement issued in Lucknow, Yadav condemned the incident and appealed to the people to exercise restraint.
The Chief Minister said the culprits will not not be spared.
"Stern action will be initiated against all those found involved in the incident," he said.
Yadav announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to those killed in the blasts, Rs 1 lakh to those seriously injured and Rs 50,000 to those with minor injuries.
A red alert has been sounded throughout Uttar Pradesh in view of Varanasi incidents, an official release said.
Patrolling has been intensified throughout the state specially in sensitive areas including those in the state capital where communal clashes had taken place on last Friday.