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Cops on vigil; leave of police officers,staff cancelled

The police force in Pune was put on high alert on Wednesday night after the serial blasts in Mumbai.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 14, 2011 2:21:12 am

The police force in Pune was put on high alert on Wednesday night after the serial blasts in Mumbai. “As a preventive measure,the city police force has been alerted and a bandobast has been deployed,” said deputy commissioner of police (Crime) Rajesh Bansode. “All units of the Crime Branch and Pune police’s Anti-Terrorism cell have been put on alert,” he added.

Deputy commissioner of police (special branch) Makarand Ranade said,“We are on alert. All the staff with the police stations have been asked to do patrolling throughout the night. The leave of police officers and staff have been cancelled. Nakabandi has been done at crucial points in the city. We urge people not to believe and react to any rumours.” The quick response teams (QRTs) and anti-riot squads of Pune police have also been kept ready. Police are also checking the hotels in the city.

“The Pune anti-terrorism cell officers and other police personnel have been deputed at sensitive locations. Every vehicle and person entering or leaving the city will be checked,” Bansode said.

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