Special security arrangements across Mumbai: CM
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 19:08
Mumbai: Special security arrangements have been put in place across the metropolis, where the Ganesh festival is in full swing, in the wake of Wednesday's blast in Delhi that left 11 people dead and scores injured.

At all sensitive places, particularly at courts, there will be special security arrangements in view of Delhi blasts. Instructions have also been issued to install maximum CCTVs, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said.

"I appeal to devotees that in the light of Delhi incident, we all should take precaution and cooperate with authorities and not carry any bags while going to darshan," Chavan told reporters after a meeting of the State Cabinet, which was followed by another meeting to review security.

"If any suspicious object is found, please notify security agencies," he said.

In all cities, where large number of devotees congregate during the festive season, bags should not be allowed and people should be checked before being allowed entry, he said.

Progress has also been made in the 13/7 Mumbai blasts case, the chief minister said.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil asked security agencies to step up vigil and appealed to citizens to not believe in rumours.

Ahead of the Ganesh immersion which falls on Sunday, Patil told reporters that the pandals in the city have been directed to immediately procure wireless cameras so that police could monitor the crowds.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik visited the Bombay High Court here to take stock of the security measures and adequate precautions are being taken, Patil said, referring to the blast in Delhi.

Asked about Maharashtra ATS team visiting Delhi, he said ATS chief Rakesh Maria "is in Mumbai and may go to Delhi later to seek information".


First Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 19:08

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