Press Esc to close
Saturday 25 April 2015
News updated at 3:40 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

City police to join H'bad blast investigation team

Bangalore, Feb 22, 2013, DHNS

Top cops discuss security measures; B’lore on high alert

Taking no chances: Police personnel search baggage of passengers at the Kempegowda  bus stand on Friday. dh Photo

Two teams of the City police will leave for Hyderabad to assist the investigations into the twin blasts that ripped through the Andhra Pradesh capital on Thursday.

The City police suspect a possible link between those involved in the twin blasts in Hyderabad and those arrested in connection with serial bomb blasts that rocked Bangalore in 2008.

The Hyderabad blasts are suspected to be the handiwork of Indian Mujahiddeen (IM). Incidentally, Abu Ustad, an aide of Abdul Nasser Maudany and a close kin of the other two accused in the Bangalore case, is said to be an active member of IM.

Safruddin and his son Sainuddin, arrested in connection with the Bangalore blast case are now lodged in Central Prisons at Parappana Agrahara. Safruddin's second son Nijamuddin is married to Abu Ustad's daughter Safiya. Intelligence sources told Deccan Herald that Abu Ustad is the chief patron of a madarasa in Hyderabad where he is holding fort for IM and recruiting young men for its activities.

High alert

The City police have been put on a high alert in the wake of the blasts in Hyderabad. City Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji said security has been beefed up across the City. Additional police forces were pressed into service while searches were conducted at public places in the City on Friday.

The personnel of City Armed Reserve and dog squads have been deployed at crucial and sensitive locations. Mirji said the police were searching hotels for people staying without proper documents. Patrolling has been increased on Bellary Road leading to Bengaluru International Airport and a heightened vigil is being maintained on the vehicles plying between Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Director General and Inspector General of Police L R Pachau held a meeting with senior officials to review the security measures in the State.

Tight vigil

Bipin Gopalakrishna, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) told Deccan Herald that the meeting discussed intelligence inputs on terror activities in Karnataka, and reviewed the security measures. He said tight vigil was being maintained at all important installations in the City and dams across the State. All major bus stands, railway stations and airports have been provided with additional security, he added.
Bipin also holds the additional charge of Internal Security.

Mirji, Additional Commissioner (Law and Order) T Suneel Kumar, Inspector General of Police (State Intelligence) Gopal B Hosur and other senior officials attended the meeting.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat performing rituals at Kedarnath temple...

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat performing rituals at Kedarnath temple...

Long queue of devotees outside Kedarnath temple on the day temple doors were opened...

Long queue of devotees outside Kedarnath temple on the day temple doors were opened...

Large number of devotees throng Lord Shiva (Bharathwaj Eswarar-Swarnambigai) temple during...

Large number of devotees throng Lord Shiva (Bharathwaj Eswarar-Swarnambigai) temple during...

Pilgrims special prayers during 'Jumme ki namaz' at Dargah Khwaja Gharib nawaz in Ajmer...

Pilgrims special prayers during 'Jumme ki namaz' at Dargah Khwaja Gharib nawaz in Ajmer...

A supporter of Muslim League Jammu Kashmir (MLJK) shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar...

A supporter of Muslim League Jammu Kashmir (MLJK) shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar...

School students talking among themselves after their visit at Parliament in New Delhi...

School students talking among themselves after their visit at Parliament in New Delhi...

Workers spread red chilli to dry at the wholesale market in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Workers spread red chilli to dry at the wholesale market in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Police personnel showing skills during passing out parade in Rajasthan Police Training...

Police personnel showing skills during passing out parade in Rajasthan Police Training...

A giant whale found washed ashorein the south sea of Gulf of Mannar, in Mandapam...

A giant whale found washed ashorein the south sea of Gulf of Mannar, in Mandapam...

Forest officers trying to rescue a baby elephant with her mother from a waterbody...

Forest officers trying to rescue a baby elephant with her mother from a waterbody...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523