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German bakery targeted as Chabad House was protected: CM

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 00:14

Mumbai: German Bakery in Pune was chosen as
the terror target because Chabad House was well protected by
the state police, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said

Replying to a debate on the motion of thanks to the
Governor`s address, Chavan said intelligence input given to
the state by Central agencies clearly mentioned that Chabad
House was the terror target.

"The state police provided adequate protection (to Chabad
House) and took security measures. Hence, terrorists shifted
their target to German Bakery situated nearby," he said.

Stating that development works worth Rs 50,000 crore were
underway in Mumbai, the Chief Minister said the first phase of
Metro from Versova to Ghatkopar will be ready by December

Similarly, the first phase of Monorail will be
functioning from June 2011.

Referring to the Opposition`s demand that the decision of
extension of Statutory development board be announced, Chavan
said the term expires on April 30.


First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 00:14
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