Alert in Madhya Pradesh, night cinema shows suspendedSeptember 14th, 2008 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 14 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Saturday sounded high alert in the state following the serial bombings in New Delhi and night shows in all cinema houses here were suspended as an added security measure.”The state was already on alert since the blasts that rocked Bangalore and Ahmedabad (in July) but the security has been further beefed up, specially in Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain,” Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police S.K. Raut said.
Bhopal police chief Jaideep Prasad told IANS: “We have decided to suspend night shows in all cinema halls here as a precautionary measure. Relaxation in this may be provided after reviewing the situation in a day or two.”
A close vigil was being maintained at religious places, railway stations, bus terminuses, cinema houses, malls and shopping complexes, and important government buildings and institutions in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state.
The central Indian state is known to be a stronghold of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), believed to be behind the Indian Mujaheedin that has claimed the responsibility for the Delhi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore bombings.