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NIA begins probe, scans footage of all CCTVs

A day after the case of high-grade PETN explosive found inside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly was handed over the National Investigative Agency (NIA), the agency came into action and started its probe work
on Saturday.
According to officials, apart from visiting the spot where the Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate explosive was discovered, the NIA officials would grill the security staff and agencies of the state police responsible for the security of the
Vidhan Sabha.
According to an official Press noted released in the name of Asim Arun, the IG UP ATS, 15 security personnel of the state were quizzed by NIA officials and their statements have been recorded. The NIA officials also scanning the footages of all 23 CCTV cameras installed inside the assembly.
According to sources, the state officials have also been quizzed by NIA sleuths as why no action was taken to spruce up security despite a tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in May about a possible terror plot to attack the state assembly when in session.
The NIA team also questioned the House marshals and other security staff and others who have access to the exclusive area, near the seat of Leader of Opposition, an official said.
Meanwhile, security was tightened at the UP legislature complex and "all anti-sabotage" measures put in place. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that an integrated security plan for the "entire complex is also being
worked upon".
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