Advani calls up Chidambaram after Jama Masjid incident

BJP Parliamentary Party Chief L K Advani today called up Home Minister P Chidambaram to discuss the firing incident outside Jama Masjid in which two foreign tourists were injured.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 19:57 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party Chief L
K Advani today called up Home Minister P Chidambaram to
discuss the firing incident outside Jama Masjid in which two
foreign tourists were injured and enquired about the steps
being taken to handle the situation.

Advani, who was Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister
in the NDA government, talked to Chidambaram over phone.

Sources close to Advani said Chidambaram told him that
investigations were on but they were yet to arrive at any
"theory" about who could be involved.

Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack
in an e-mail to several news organisations.

Motorcycle-borne assailants had fired several rounds at a
vehicle carrying foreign tourists, injuring two Taiwanese,
near the mosque this morning.

Chidambaram told Advani that the Union government was not
taking any chances and both Delhi and Mumbai have been alerted
after the attack.

Advani also discussed the grave situation in Uttarakhand
arising out of incessant rains.

"He demanded that the disaster management authorities
should be alerted and all necessary steps should be taken," a
source said.

The senior BJP leader had also talked to Uttarakhand
Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank about the situation in
the state and the measures being taken.

PTI