Ahmedabad: Security has been beefed up in the
city ahead of the third anniversary on Tuesday of the serial
bomb blasts, Police Commissioner SK Sinha said.
57 people were killed and 200 injured when around 18
blasts rocked Ahmedabad on July 26, 2008.
"400 personnel of the State Reserve Police Force and two
units of Rapid Action Force have been deployed at various
locations across the city," he said.
Since Ahmedabad has always been on a terror radar, 72
check-posts have been set up to monitor the entry and exit of
vehicles, Sinha said.
Besides, CCTV cameras have been installed at 40 locations,
including big hospitals, malls, cinema halls and religious
During the 2008 blasts, bombs were placed at crowded areas
and also in cars parked at Civil Hospital and LG General
Hospital which proved fatal for some of the injured who were
brought there from other locations.
Till date, 65 persons, alleged to be members of banned
outfits Indian Mujahideen and SIMI, have been arrested and are
presently lodged in different jails in the country.