No arrests in Mumbai so far in connection with Jama firing

Maharashtra Government on Wednesday said no arrests have been made so far in connection with Jama masjid firing in national capital.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 21:07 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government on Wednesday said no arrests have been made so far in connection with Jama masjid firing in national capital.

"The city police have not arrested anyone here in connection with the Jama masjid firing case but we are in touch with the Delhi police if they need any information," Additional Chief Secretary, Home Chandra Iyengar said.

On the reports that the threat email was sent from suburban Borivali, Iyengar said investigation is on.

In order to maintain law and order situation in
Maharashtra after Babri masjid verdict on September 24, the
State Government has beefed up the the security in the state.

"It is obvious that security measures are necessary in
the interest of country`s peace. Also ahead of Commonwealth
Games, a wrong message should not go out about the security,"
the official said.

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has taken meetings with
religious and political leaders and appealed them to maintain
peace after the verdict, Iyengar said.

"We are not expecting any untoward incident but people
may react emotionally on the verdict. So, we are trying our
best to avoid any such incident," she said.

Para-military and Rapid Action Forces are already in city
for Ganesh immersion and they would help in maintaining the
law and order situation, the official said.

Usual alerts, naka bandi, checking would be conducted at
the sensitive places, she said.

PTI