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Hyderabad blasts: AP police faces flak
August 29, 2007 22:22 IST
The Centre has taken serious view of the lapses by Andhra Pradesh Police by not taking necessary precautionary measures despite an intelligence input about a terror attack in the state ahead of the blasts in Hyderabad last week.
Official sources said the Union Home Ministry, after analysing the chain of events, has sought a report from the Andhra Pradesh Police about the action taken by it on an intelligence input that militants were planning to plant bombs in the state capital.
While Andhra Pradesh police claimed the intelligence input was not actionable, the sources said some telephone numbers had also been provided to the state police besides names of some people who needed to be questioned or detained.
The sources said the input was based completely on Technological Intelligence (TECHINT) with some corroboration by a few police informers.
In a related development, the Centre is looking into the possibility of controlling the sale of Ammonium Nitrate and take strict measures to prevent its pilferage.