Hyderabad Blasts: Security Stepped Up Across India

Delhi 

Security was stepped up in the national capital, especially at crowded areas like India Gate and railway stations in the wake of the serial blasts in Hyderabad.

A senior Delhi Police official said its personnel have been alerted and they were keeping a tight vigil on the city.

"We are always on alert. There is nothing to panic. All districts and railways have been alerted, especially India Gate and other vulnerable areas," the official said.

Maharashtra

A high alert has been sounded across Maharashtra in the wake of the blasts in Hyderabad this evening, Home Minister R R Patil said.

"I have spoken to senior police officials and directed them to beef up security," Patil said.

The Home Minister reviewed the security situation in the state this evening, official sources said.

Police have been asked to keep a vigil on suspicious activity and persons in view of the Hyderabad blasts.

West Bengal

Alert has been sounded across West Bengal following the serial blasts in Hyderabad this evening, police said.

"Security has been beefed up in various parts of West Bengal, including the bordering and coastal areas. We have sent a security alert in all the police stations of the state," ADG (Law and order) Banibrata Basu told PTI.

Punjab

A general alert was today sounded in Punjab following the twin blasts that rocked Hyderabad, a senior official said here.

The entire state has been put on alert, he said, adding that security measures had been heightened as a precautionary step to thwart any untoward incident.

At vulnerable places, including Bhakra Dam, malls, bus stands and railway stations, the security personnel had been deployed in larger numbers, officials said.

Several check posts had been set up in cities and on state and national highways to check unwanted elements, officials said.

Recently, Punjab DGP S S Saini had allayed fears that the state is on terror radar. However, he had asserted that state police is capable to foil evil designs of several militant outfits.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal had condemned the Hyderabad blasts.

Uttar Pradesh

In the wake of serial blasts in Hyderabad, the Uttar Pradesh government toady directed all the districts in the state to step up security and take preventive measures.

"The government has alerted all the districts that anti-social and anti-national elements may disturb law and order in reaction to serial blasts at Hyderabad," an official spokesman said here.

Karnataka

Police today sounded a high alert in parts of Karnataka, including IT hub of Bangalore City in the wake of serial bomb blats that rocked Hyderabad.

Security has been stepped up in sensitive areas, Railway and Bus stations, police said here.

Jaipur

A high alert has been sounded in the Pink City in the wake of the blasts in Hyderabad this evening.

"Security arrangement has been reviewed and police officers have been asked to remain alert," Additional Police Commissioner Girraj Meena said.

He said security has been strengthened at sensitive places.

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