Suspected terrorist had access to CM's office

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Lucknow, Jul 31: The arrest of suspected Pakistani terrorist Shakil by Uttar Pradesh police from here a few days back has exposed the shocking vulnerability of the security of Chief Minister's office to which he had access for several days.

The initial probe has revealed that Shakil, a native of Pakistan, who also disguised as Ramesh, was in the know of security details of Chief Minister's office and something major had been averted after his arrest, highly placed police sources told here. This arrest is also being looked upon by other agencies of the country as an 'important' catch particularly in the view of the fact that Uttar Pradesh police was the first to trace the e-mail to Navi Mumbai, sent five minutes before Ahmedabad blasts.

''UP police was the first to trace the source of the e-mail, which had said warned of bomb blasts in Ahmedabad where the incidents actually took place after five minutes of receiving the mail. It was duly informed to central intelligence agencies and Mumabi police,''a very senior police official said.

It was followed by the arrest of Shakil alias Ramesh who was working as an employee of a glass showroom and used to frequently visit the secretariat annexe , housing the CM office, office of Cabinet Secreatry Shashank Shekhar Singh, CM's Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and other parapheral staff, posing as 'glass fitter'. It was easy for him to visit annexe as the construction cum renovation is on in the CM's secretariat building ever since the Mayawati government has come to power in the state.

UNI

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