The state government has sought more funds and help from the Centre to tackle the menace of terrorism.
Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has requested prime minister Manmohan Singh to release more funds to the state to modernise the security apparatus. He also sought additional security forces from the Centre to deal with terror outfits firmly.
The prime minister, after visiting the blast sites and the hospitals where the injured are undergoing treatment, had a brief meeting with Governor ESL Narasimhan, chief minister Kiran Reddy, ministers and senior officials of the state government at Begumpet airport here, before his departure for Delhi.
It is learnt that during the meeting, the prime minister asked the chief minister about the progress of the investigation. According to sources, apart from the chief minister and home minister P Sabita Indra Reddy, DGP V Dinesh Reddy explained to Manmohan Singh about the investigation into the case.He told the PM that the investigation teams had gathered some vital clues regarding the suspects .
The chief minister briefed the prime minister about his plans to step up security measures in and around Hyderabad by installing as many as 3,500 CCTV cameras at every sensitive and crowded area in the city by spending Rs 450 crore. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Kiran divulged that he had requested the prime minister to sanction more funds from the Centre for stepping up security measures in the state capital.