New security plan for Karnataka: Yeddyurappa

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Bangalore, Jul 28: In the wake of serial blasts on Friday, July 25 Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa plans to pass a new security plan for Karnataka. BSY will table this plan in the Assembly soon.

Soon after the eight blasts shook India's IT hub, killing one woman and injuring seven others, Yeddyurappa held an emergency cabinet meeting. He said the government was determined to curb violence in the state, particularly in Bangalore. "I cannot make any further comment as the investigation is on and also the assembly is in session. I will make a statement in the assembly Monday," he said Saturday when a live bomb was found in the upscale Koramangala area here.

On Sunday, Yeddyurappa held a series of meetings with senior civil and police officials on the steps being taken to prevent the recurrence of Friday's incidents. The serial blasts in Ahmedabad Saturday and seizure of nearly eight kilograms of explosive in Channapatna, about 70 km from here, where a minor blast had taken place on Thursday, July 24 have heightened anxiety among the people in the state.

"The explosives were in a chest found on a roadside in Channapatna town," state Director General of Police R. Sri Kumar said Sunday evening. "They appear to be similar to the ones used in Friday blasts in Bangalore."

Friday's blasts did not create any panic in Bangalore though several IT companies, schools and commercial establishments in the affected areas closed for the day. Life in the city was normal on Saturday, July 26 in spite of the recovery of a live bomb. However, corporate leaders in Karnataka say the blasts will not affect Bangalore's reputation as a peaceful place and a safe investment destination.

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