UP police asks 5-star hotels to multiply security

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Lucknow, Nov 28 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh police has asked all the hotels, particularly the five-stars, to step up security in the wake of the terrorist attacks in laxury hotels in Mumbai.

The state police also proposed to buy sophisicated MP5 sub-machine guns for the commandos and security personnel of the state to combat terrorism.

Talking to reporters here today, state Additional Director General of Police (law and order) Brij Lal said a meeting with the hoteliers of Agra was held yesterday and they were asked to enhance their security system.

'' All the hotels of the state have been directed to engage private security guards and install Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras as it was impossible for the state police to provide police cover in all the hotels,'' Mr Lal said.

He said though the UP police had adequate arms and ammunition to counter terrorism in the state, the government would procure sophisicated MP-5 sub-machines guns in large numbers.

''The UP police has large numbers of SAF carbines, AK-47 and other firearms, but still there is a need for MP5 sub-machines guns which fires 600 rounds in a minute,'' the ADG said.

Meanwhile, Mr Lal said that if the Mumbai police wasked, the UP police could further interrogate Fahem Ansari, who had been arrested in connection with the Rampur CRPF centre attack on December 31 last.

A Pakistan national, Fahem, was also interrogated by the Maharastra police after several incriminating documents, including maps of the Mumbai stock exchange, DGP office and other important installations in Maharastra, were found from his possession.

Fahem was the main conspirator in the Bangalore terrorist attack at the Science Centre in 2005. The alleged terrorist had also travelled extensively in Maharashtra and had done mapping of different vital spots.

The ADG said that till now the state government had the information of death of a taxi driver in Mumbai during the terrorist attacks.

Mohammad Umar(27) was killed in a blast on November 26. He as a resident of Bansi in dt he Sidharthnagar district.

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