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Red Alert sounded across Andhra Pradesh

Home Minister Jana Reddy denies charges of Hyderabad acting as a terrorists house


Andhra Pradesh Home Minister, K Jana Reddy at a press conference after separate reviews of the law and order situation by Chief Secretary P Ramakanth Reddy and later with top police officials said that the entire police force in the State has been geared up to meet any challenge. He said a red alert has been sounded across the State and that security stepped up for vital and economic installations, pilgrim centres, VIPs and tourist spots frequented by foreigners in the wake of terrorist strikes in Mumbai.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr.YS Rajasekhara Reddy who was in New Delhi issued instructions to both of them on the steps to be taken. The Minister said the police presence would be made visible every where and 'Rakshaks' would move bout places to instill confidence among the people. In the State Capital only, 180 mobile police parties and 75 police pickets opened to check vehicles and suspicious characters.

The Home Minister denied that the intelligence system was ineffective saying that Kerala Police nabbed one accused recently in Hyderabad and Maharashtra Police two others in Pune due to the inputs provided by the city police. He also denied that the charge that the terrorists had their roots in Hyderabad. DGP SSP Yadav spoke several terrorist groups working in India and of East Pakistani refugees staying back here after 1971 war. He said that under the Constitution, any citizen could visit any where and it would be difficult to suspect a person unless his background was known.

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