Karnataka CM advocates for stringent anti-terrorism laws

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Bangalore, Jul 27 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today advocated for introduction of a new stringent legislation to combat increasing terrorist acts in the country.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Yeddyurappa said the need of the hour was for modernisation of police in the State, following a series of bomb blasts that rocked the city. The opposition should cooperate with the Government to evolve a consensus on the issue, he added.

Mr Yeddyurappa also announced a reward of Rs one lakh for an official of the Bomb Disposal Squad K Sukumar, for defusing a live- bomb near a shopping mall at Koramangala in the city yesterday.

The Chief Minister said the police were asked to be on high alert with adequate arrangement at sensitive places across the State in the wake of yesterday's bomb blasts in Ahmedabad. They were advised to monitor the situation on an hourly basis, he added. Police also rushed the house of Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan, following an unanimous call that a bomb was planted near his house in the city. The officials, however, found the call to be a hoax, as they did not find anything at the spot.

Meawhile, a bomb was recovered from a footpath at Chennapatna in Ramanagar District. The explosive was similar to the one found in the city with flower pots, police said.


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