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Mumbai Police asked to increase vigil, stay alert during Ramzan: Report

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 14:26

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has asked the Crime Branch and Anti-Terrorism Cells to increase vigil and stay alert during the Holy month of Ramzan, reports said on Monday.

According to reports, the Mumbai Police Commissioner has written a letter to all units of the Crime Branch and the ATC, which also mentions Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria is believed to have written the letter few days ahead of the Pune blasts last week.

The letter holds significance in the light of reports that four men from Mumbai had recently joined ISIS.

A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the Pune city on Thursday left four persons injured, one of them a police constable. Authorities had not ruled out involvement of a terror group in the incident.

First Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 14:26

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