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Kiran puts State on high alert

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Opposition parties condemn blast; allege intelligence failure

Shocked:Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy inspecting the blast site in Hyderabad on Thursday. —Photo: PTI
Shocked:Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy inspecting the blast site in Hyderabad on Thursday. —Photo: PTI

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has expressed deep shock and anguish over the ‘inhuman’ bomb blast at Dilsukhnagar claiming several lives and leaving many others injured.

Directing the Police Department to declare a high alert all over the State, he wanted the administration to take up rescue and relief operations and provide best treatment to the victims. Director General of Police V. Dinesh Reddy and city police commissioner Anurag Sharma had been asked to beef up security and conduct inquiry to trace those involved in the blasts.

TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed sorrow over the death of innocents in the serial blasts that rocked the city and said it was unfortunate that the incident occurred at a busy place.

The government should take steps to provide effective treatment to the injured and help the families of those who sustained injuries.

The police should be put on a state of alert to prevent recurrence of such incidents, he said. YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma expressed shock and anguish over the blasts and mourned the death of innocents. She conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wanted the party leaders and activists to take part in the relief works.

The CPI State secretariat condemned the serial blasts and said it was a failure on the part of the police intelligence. The police could not anticipate the situation in spite of the fact that there was a blast at Dilsukhnagar in the past too resulting in heavy casualties.

The party wanted the government to order a thorough investigation into the incident to nail the culprits and give ex gratia of Rs.10 lakh to the families of the deceased, besides adequately compensating the injured.

The BJP’s State president G. Kishan Reddy condemned the blasts and appealed to the government to take steps to save the lives of the injured with the best possible medical care.

In a press release, State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), B.V. Raghavulu condemned the blasts and wanted the government to take necessary steps to track the persons behind the incidents.


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