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Pune anti-terrorism cell formed

Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 17:02

Pune: Seven months after the German Bakery bomb blast here, Pune police have announced the formation of an anti-terrorism cell comprising 14 men, including an
inspector, who will be fully focused on monitoring terror activities in the city.

This cell is in addition to the Special Operations Wing (SOW) which is already functional on the terrorism front, officials said.

The cell will focus on the "movements of suspicious
persons" in the city and police inspector Sunil Tambe who is
heading the SOW will also be in charge of the new squad, ACP
Anant Shinde said.

The measure has been taken in view of the increased
terrorist activity in Pune region.

Meanwhile, police authorities have cracked the whip on
the mushrooming unlicensed cyber cafes in the city following
revelations that the German Bakery attack plan had been
hatched at a internet cafe in Udgir in Marathwada region.

The blast at the popular eatery in Koregaon Park here
killed 16 people and left over 60 injured on February 13.


First Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 17:02
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