Hyderabad police: Don't believe rumours on bomb threats

PTI6_24_2016_000068A An aerial view of night bazars during Ramzan in the old city of Hyderabad | PTI

Hyderabad Police Commissioner M. Mahendar Reddy on Thursday appealed to people not to believe rumours being circulated in social media about threat to public safety and security.

The police chief made the appeal as rumours were floating on various social media platforms about bombs being planted in various places in the city.

Reddy said the law and order situation in the city was peaceful. He said all necessary security arrangements had been made to maintain peace and public order.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday busted an alleged Islamic State (IS) module with the arrest of five suspects in the city.

The agency said they were planning to carry out terror attacks in public places including religious sites and sensitive government buildings.

Firearms, explosive material, digital devices, Rs 15 lakh cash and other items were seized during the raids.

A special NIA court on Thursday sent the five to judicial custody for two weeks.

Following the busting of the module, security was stepped up in IT corridor, airport, sensitive installations and public places.

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