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Sep 26, 2007 at 07:04pm IST

Mumbai police recover 6 bombs, city on high alert

New Delhi: The Mumbai police on Wednesday recovered six crude bombs from outside the Andheri station just when the city was gearing up to welcome Team India’s return from South Africa.

A tight security blanket had been thrown in all across Mumbai and other cities of the state as crowds thronged almost every corner of Mumbai greet the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which won the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship at the New Wanderers in Johannesburg on Monday defeating Pakistan by five runs.

The bomb scare comes at a time when lakhs had lined up the streets in pouring rain on Wednesday to welcome Team India and catch a glimpse of their heroes.

A felicitation ceremony had been organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the Men in Blue at the Wankhede Stadium, which was jam-packed with lakhs of fans.

Apart from security for the players, who went on a open-top bus from the airport to Wankhede Stadium, the city police had made elaborate arrangements to ensure that the Ganesh immersion passed off peacefully.

The traffic police have already given details of diversions and closure of routes during the period.

On July 11, 2006 at least 174 people were killed and thousands injured when a series if bombs ripped across local trains.