AP: Security stepped up after Mumbai terror attack

In wake of the serial blasts in Mumbai that killed 18 people, Andhra Pradesh police have stepped up security in the state.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2011, 18:10 PM IST

Hyderabad: In wake of the serial blasts
in Mumbai that killed 18 people, Andhra Pradesh police have
stepped up security in the state and were geared up to prevent
any untoward incident.

"Consequent to the serial blasts in Mumbai, the AP
Police are taking all possible measures to instill confidence
among the public. There is no need to panic and there are no
specific alerts to Andhra Pradesh (and Hyderabad in
particular)," Additional DG (Law and Order) M Ratan told
reporters here on Thursday.

The entire police machinery is geared up to prevent
any kind of untoward incident, he asserted.

Since last night, Commissioners of Police of
Hyderabad, Cyberabad, Viskhapatnam besides all district SPs
have been alerted and strict vigil was being maintained in the
state, targeted by terrorists in the past, Ratan said.

"Police personnel are on their toes...we are doing
our best to avoid any adverse fallout of the incident in
Mumbai. All possible measures are being undertaken to prevent
any such unfortunate incident in the state."

Referring to security in Tirumala and Tirupati, the
Additional DG said "The Chittoor SP is constantly supervising
the security measures. A security drill has been set in
motion. Even OCTOPUS (AP`s elite anti-insurgency force) has
been alerted and asked to work in tandem with police."

Anti-sabotage measures were intensified at all key
places across the state. Public has been asked to immediately
inform the police control rooms about unclaimed objects and
any suspicious activity in public places, he added.

PTI