Mumbai Police on alert ahead of Diwali

Mumbai, Nov 6 : Police in Mumbai have been placed on alert ahead of Diwali to prevent any untoward incidents, including terror strikes.

"Diwali is approaching and so will New Year and Christmas. Our force is on  alert. They are seeking the support of civilians so that better security arrangements can be made for the public," said P.S. Pasricha, Director General of Police, Maharashtra.

The Mumbai police has beefed up the security following the recent bomb blasts at Hyderabad, Ajmer and Ludhiana.

Last year in July, a series of seven bomb blasts took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai in which over 173 train passengers were killed.

According to the police, the bombings were carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). (ANI)