Security stepped up after terror threat to Kolkata

Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 16:07

Kolkata: Security in this metropolis has
been stepped up following inputs received from the Centre on a
possible terrorist strike here.

"We have received certain inputs from the Centre and
are working on it. We have taken every possible measure to
keep the city secure," Joint Commissioner of Police (Hq) Jawed
Shamim told reporters Thursday.

Shopping malls and other vulnerable places have been
identified and its authorities have been asked to maintain a
watch, he said.

Bangladesh-based terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM)
has targeted the city, police said, adding the IM could be
planning blasts or kidnap high profile industrialists.

The outfit has a base here because Amir Reza Khan, one
of the accused in the 2002 American Center attack and IM
founder, hailed from the metropolis and still maintained
contact in the city, they said.

"Our Special Force and anti-terror experts have been
deployed and we have urged Kolkatans to be alert," a senior
officer said.

All police stations have been placed on high alert,
the officer added.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 16:07

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