J&K put on alert after Mumbai blasts

Security forces were put on alert in Jammu and Kashmir following the three bomb blasts in Mumbai.

Srinagar: Security forces were today put on
alert in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the summer capital
Srinagar, following the three bomb blasts in Mumbai that left
at least 21 persons dead and more than 140 others injured.

Additional deployment of police and paramilitary CRPF was
carried out around sensitive installations in the city to
thwart any possible attacks by the militants, officials said.

They said that although there were no intelligence inputs
about any imminent attack in the state, the security grid has
been alerted to avoid possible militant attacks following the
blasts in Mumbai yesterday.

The security agencies apprehend that militants might take
advantage of the diversion in attention to disrupt the peace
in Kashmir, the officials said.

Hundreds of policemen dotted the roadside from Srinagar
Airport to the city to secure the road which is used by the
VIPs including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, they said.


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