Alert in Delhi, Kanpur, Indore

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday presided over a Home Ministry's security review meeting. The meeting comes in the wake of the Saturday's Pune bomb blast that claimed nine lives and injured 32.

The Ministry sounded an alert in Delhi, Kanpur and Indore following inputs from intelligence agencies that public places may be on the radar screen of terrorists. The BJP is scheduled to hold its three-day national executive meeting in Indore from February 17.

"We have intelligence inputs that terrorists may target Delhi, Kanpur and Indore. We have shared the information with all concerned and asked the State governments to take necessary action,'' a Ministry official said.

A general advisory was sent to all States, asking them to take necessary security steps in crowded localities, railway stations, bus terminals, vital installations, airports and other places.

The preliminary probe showed that RDX and ammonium nitrate were used in the explosion that ripped through German Bakery in Pune.

The meeting at the Ministry was attended by National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, RAW chief K.C. Verma, IB Director Rajiv Mathur and other senior officials

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