Mail bomb cafe traced, arrests soon: Mirji

Police commissioner Jyothiprakash Mirji confirmed on Tuesday that the cybercafé from where an email threatening to avenge the execution of 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab, which was sent to various investigating agencies and Jammu and Kashmir police has been traced, and that “some arrests will be made soon.”

J&K police, who arrived in the city on Monday, seeking the help of local police to track down the culprits behind the mail, met Joint Commissioner B. Dayanand.

Security agencies have been hampered by cybercafés patchy record on maintaining the user information register.

Home minister R. Ashok added to the growing alarm by saying that while security has been tightened across the state after it was found that the threat mail originated in the city, it was not just one mail but many. “We have information that several mails are doing the rounds.”

Video wall will keep eye on city: Ashok

Bengaluru: Home minister R. Ashok said that security has been tightened across the state after it was found that the threat mail originated in the city.

But it is not just one mail. “We have received information that several such mails are doing the rounds. We have taken enough precautionary measures before the situation goes out of control,” Mr Ashok said.

With the increasing threat, there are plans to step up monitoring over the city. The number of CCTV cameras is being increased from 180 to 280.

Plans were underway to connect all the security and traffic cameras to set up a “video wall” that will help the police prevent terror and criminal activities in the city, he said.

The system is coming up at the office of the Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic and Security) on Infantry Road. The police can monitor the entire city through the video wall by sitting at one place.

Mr Ashok said security along the coast has been tightened, and coastal police have been equipped with speedboats and other gadgets, considering that the ten 26/11 attackers landed in Mumbai from the sea, he said.

Information gathering too has been strengthened by giving monetary benefits to fishermen, who work as police informants.

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