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Local involvement in Surat terror plan: Top cop

Local involvement in Surat terror plan: Top cop

Publication: NDTV.com
Date: July 31, 2008
URL: http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080059461

Surat Police Commissioner R M S Brar has said that there was major local involvement in the Surat bombs.

Twenty-six bombs have so far been defused in the past few days in Surat. The top cop also admitted that there had been an intelligence failure.

Another bomb was found in Ankleshwar, 50 km from Surat on Thursday morning. Now, total of 26 bombs have been found and defused in the past few days.

In fact, the entire country is on the edge following the devastating serial bomb blasts.

In Kolkata, police got two weeks custody of Kaushik Basu, the son of a cyber cafe owner who was arrested after an e-mail threatening terror attacks in the city was traced to him.

Kolkata: Kaushik Basu is in custody till August 13. Police have said that Basu will help identify people who sent email.
Rajasthan: One more crude bomb found. Four crude bombs found since Wednesday.
Delhi: Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna asked for repair and activation all CCTVs. The deadly serial blasts in two consecutive days have put the country on the edge.

One crude bomb was found at Marwar junction, in Pali in Rajasthan. Four crude bombs have been found in the state since Tuesday. All bombs have been defused.

Reviewing the security situation in the capital, the Lt Governor of Delhi Tejinder Khanna told all security agencies to repair and activate CCTVs installed in various public place like malls, cinema halls and high rises. He met top police officials and local MPs on Thursday morning.

Gujarat's home minister has said there's a pattern to the bombings in Ahmedabad and those that have taken place across other Indian cities.

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