Cops to enlarge security in Mumbai

Following the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from a jail in Pakistan recently, the central intelligence agencies have asked the Mumbai police to beef up security at railway stations and hotels in anticipation of a terror attack.

"We will conduct surprise checks at hotels and lodges and increase nakabandi," said an officer, requesting anonymity.

Recently, the railway police too had received an alert, wherein the central intelligence agency had said eight LeT operatives are likely to strike at railway stations in the city. The alert also mentioned that the terrorists might sneak in via the sea route. Following the alert, patrolling along the coast was increased.