Terror alert in Mumbai: No vehicle inside Vidhan Sabha

Mumbai: Following confirmed terror alert, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil today prohibited entry of any Red-light vehicles inside the state assembly premises.

Patil said that no VIP vehicle, including Chief Minister’s vehicle, would be allowed to enter the Vidhan Sabha premises.

He further said that militants may use VIP vehicles to target the State Assembly.

The precautionary measurement was taken following high terror threat to Mumbai till March 22, he added.

All the vehicles of MLAs and Ministers will be stopped outside the front gate of Maharashtra Assembly.

According to the sources, all the vehicles have reportedly been stopped outside the Gate No. 1 from Minister and MLAs were walking down towards assembly to attend ongoing budget session.

The decision was taken following strong intelligence inputs that terrorists might target Vidhan Sabha and other vital installations across the city.

It is noteworthy here that Mumbai has been facing terror threat till March.

The security has been beefed up in the city. Intelligence agencies have said that ONGC, BPCL, Vidhan Sabha and foreign embassies might be attacked through suicide vehicles.

The nature of attack could be similar to Pakistan’s Marriott hotel attack.

Earlier, two LeT suspects Riyaz and Latif were arrested by the ATS. The duo were planning to blow up ONGC oil tankers.

The police have also seized maps of vital installations and other sensitive materials from their possessions.


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