Mumbai, Nov 26: Without leaving a single stone unturned, Mumbai police beefed up security all around the city on the eve of fourth anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks 2008. To give its citizens full security, police kept their hawk eyes on 2nd hand car and mobile SIM card dealers.
Mumbai has been wrapped up with tight security following the serious threats from terror outfits Taliban and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) who vowed to take revenge of Kasab's execution. Mumbai police officials informed that suspected terrorists may take advantage of second hand car dealers and SIM card distributors to scatter their networks across the city.
Satyapal Singh, Mumbai Police Commissioner, was quoted as saying, "The allegations of a weak intelligence are not real. We have come down heavily on second hand car dealers and the SIM card menace. All divisional ACP's have a first response team, additional commissioners have quick response team, then there's Force One, ATS all specialised in countering terror attacks."
Police also conducted several mock drills to prevent an untoward incident which may break the law and order situation in Mumbai.
Discussing about their planning of providing security to all Mumbaikars, Mr Singh claimed, "Not just today but we are on an alert each and every day to keep the city safe. Since the last few days all our officers have been alerted. We will have nakabandis and combing operations in place for the day."
Replying to the queries regarding terror threat from different terror groups, Mr Singh added, "We have realised that the threat is real and are well aware of it's source and the organisation as well as the concerned place. We know it all and are prepared for it."
Kasab, the lone surviving gunman of 26/11 attack, was hanged on Nov 21. Calling his execution as "killing", Pakistan Taliban asserted to target India.
The maximum city and the entire nation on Monday, Nov 26 morning paid tribute to those who were killed by 10 lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists on the fourth anniversary of the 26/11 attacks. The main commemorative programme was held at Mumbai Police Gymkhana at Chowpatty where a memorial for the 26/11 has been built.