Hyderabad: In the wake of serial bomb blasts rocked Mumbai on Wednesday night, the State continues to be on high alert. The Director General of Police, Mr Dinesh Reddy, who reviewed the situation at a meeting with high ranking police officials, said that police were on high alert.
Talking to mediapersons in Hyderabad Police Commissionerate, the city police chief, Mr A.K. Khan, said tight vigil was being maintained in the city. He said there was no need for the citizens to worry about the bomb blasts as 10 security teams were constituted to keep constant vigil. Besides, canine teams were also kept ready to screen the entire city for detecting explosive material.
Explaining about the security steps being taken, Mr Khan said intensive search and combing operations have been taken in the terrorist targets in the city. “Today, all the lodges in the city have been checked and the drive to identify the people moving under suspicious circumstances would be taken up on Friday. For this purpose, even private security agencies have been alerted,” he added.
The city police chief also appealed to the citizens to cooperate with the police and inform them if they find anybody moving in suspicious circumstances in shopping malls, bus and railway stations and abandoned vehicles. “Even if we receive 100 calls about unclaimed objects and one call helps in detecting explosives it will be good percentage,” he said. He also disclosed that they have a plan to check people’s alertness by keeping bags filled with dummy explosives in public places.