Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has directed the police and intelligence agencies to be on high alert after Wednesday’s triple blasts in Mumbai.
Ms. Mayawati, who reviewed the law and order situation in the State over the past two days, asked the police to coordinate with the Central intelligence agencies for exchange of information.
An official spokesman said the Chief Minister was firm that there should be no Mumbai-type incidents in the State.
She asked the officials to mount strict vigil on anti-social elements likely to disturb communal peace.
ATS put on alert
Since Uttar Pradesh had witnessed terror strikes in the past, the Anti-Terrorism Squad has been put on maximum alert, Special Director-General (Law and Order) Brij Lal said.
He told journalists that three officers of the ATS had left for Mumbai to assist their Maharashtra counterparts in the probe.
So far, no evidence had surfaced to link the Mumbai blasts to Uttar Pradesh, he said.
Street vendor detained
The Railway Protection Force detained a street vendor at the Mughalsarai railway station on Friday. Noaman, a resident of the Kambalkhera police station in Mughalsarai district, was detained when he was photographing the track with his mobile phone, Mr. Lal said.
He was selling clothes near the Mughalsarai station.
He was being interrogated by the Chandauli police. An ATS team from Varanasi was sent to Mughalsarai. Hindu