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Threat To Blow Up JN Stadium, BSE Keeps Cops Busy

MUMBAI: Mumbai police on Friday revamped their security arrangements in Mumbai after Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) received another email on Thursday night threatening to blow up either Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi or BSE or
PTI October 09, 2010 11:21 IST
PTI
MUMBAI: Mumbai police on Friday revamped their security arrangements in Mumbai after Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) received another email on Thursday night threatening to blow up either Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi or BSE or a Mumbai-Delhi flight, reports Times of India.

Apart from Bombay Stock Exchange, Intelligence Bureau too has received similar alerts stating there was a possibility of another 26/11-like terror attack through the sea route. Heavy police bandobast has been made in and around BSE and all along the sea coast. Navy, CISF, Coast Guard personnel and fishermen have been put on high alert. Senior police officers said CISF guarding the airport has been told to be extra careful and has been asked to use sniffer dogs for patrolling the areas in and around the airport.

United States foreign policy expert Stephen P Cohen, in Mumbai on Friday, too, did not rule out the possibility of another terror attack on Mumbai in the near future. He said the recent attempted bombings at Times Square in New York had brought India and the US on the same platform when it came to dealing with terror attacks. US and India have common interests in normalizing relationship with Pakistan, Cohen, who has authored 10 books on India and Pakistan's military and political regimes, said.

Sources said besides CISF, various airlines employees had also been given training to deal with the situation in the event of any untoward incident. Though police said it was a routine alert, officials were not taking it lightly in view of the Navratri festival.

Also, police have still not been able to trace the two suspected terrorists — Kalimuddin Khan alias Rameshwar Pandit and Hafeez Sharif — who had sneaked into India via Bangladesh. Intelligence report stated the two were sent to India to disturb communal harmony. The police, after inputs from intelligence agencies on Friday, sent out an alert message to all major places of worship across Mumbai, particularly the garba mandals which play till late nights.