Security in the state is on tight vigil: Pasricha

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Mumbai, Nov 23 (UNI) Maharashtra Director General of Police Dr P S Pasricha today said the state was already on alert and denied that any specific instructions were issued to step up security around the court premises across the state in view of the serial blasts in Uttar Pradesh.

''Security in the state is already under a tight vigil ever since the time of Ganesh Puja in September. We have not relaxed it at all,'' he said.

Stating that the state anti-terrorism squad (ATS) was on an alert for a long time, ATS chief and Additional Director General (Railway Security) Dr K P Raghuvanshi said, ''The security apparatus is well in place.'' Three districts of Uttar Pradesh, including state capital, were rocked by serial blasts today, which left three people dead and 45 injured.

The serial blasts had rocked district courts in Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi following which the Uttar Pradesh Government has declared a high alert.

UNI

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