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HomeMin puts Delhi, Indore, Knp on red alert

Last Updated: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 16:53

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday sounded a specific red alert for the cities of Delhi, Indore and Kanpur, and also issued a general advisory to all states to step up security in the wake of Saturday’s deadly blast in Pune.

The alerts were issued following an emergency review meeting called by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who this morning visited the blast site in Pune.

In the meeting with heads of intelligence agencies, Chidambaram is reported to have reviewed the security situation and the existing threat perception.

After the meeting, Chidambaram travelled to 7 Race Course Road to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and brief him on the latest developments regarding the country’s security.

During his visit to Pune this morning, Chidambaram had ruled out intelligence failure as the reason behind the blast.

Nine people were killed and 57 others were injured after a blast ripped through the popular German Bakery in Pune.

The Pune blast was the worst terror attack in India after November 2008 when a group of Pakistani terrorists went on a killing spree in Mumbai leaving 166 Indians and foreigners dead.

First Published: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 16:53
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