Chidambaram Reviews Mumbai's Security Situation
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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram tonight reviewed the security situation in the city and discussed steps to enhance the apparatus at a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and senior officials of the state government.

Chavan briefed the Union Home Minister of investigations into the July 13 triple bomb blasts in Mumbai and the security measures being taken to prevent any such incidents in the future, sources in the Chief Minister's office said.

The meeting pertained to discussion on internal security, including enhancement of Mumbai's security apparatus, they said.

Chidambaram was also briefed about the recent visit of the high level state government delegation to London to study the CCTV network and measures which the state government plans to take learning from the experience, the sources added.

Describing the meeting as informal, the sources said it was attended by state Home Minister R R Patil, and senior officials of the Mumbai police, Anti-terrorism squad and government officials.

The meeting at Sahaydri guest house lasted for nearly 90 minutes. It was stressed at the meeting that Naxal threat needs to be tackled more effectively.

It was also decided that security in Mumbai will be tightened in view of the festive season.

Chidambaram was satisfied with discussions, Home Minister RR Patil told reporters after the meeting.
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