Chandigarh

After Lashkar threat, security beefed up at Chandigarh Railway Station

The threatening letter was reportedly sent recently by LeT Area Commander Maulana Abu Sheikh

The Hush Post: The security has been beefed up at the Chandigarh Railway Station following a threatening letter from terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to carry out blasts at important railway stations and religious places in Northern India.

The threatening letter was reportedly sent recently by LeT Area Commander Maulana Abu Sheikh.

As many as nine teams of police and security forces have been deployed at the Chandigarh Railway Station for security checks and to prevent any untoward incident. These teams are of Railway Protection Force (RPF), Government Railway Police (GRP), Chandigarh Police. A dog squad has also been deployed for sniffing any explosive materials.

On Thursday security personnel conducted extensive checks at the Chandigarh Railway Station as well as the trains coming and going out of the station.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Chandigarh Railway Station is a very important one as it connects the hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) with entire Northern India like Punjab, Haryana and other states.

Earlier on Wednesday, several cities of Uttar Pradesh (UP) including Mathura and Varanasi have been put on high alert following a threatening letter from a terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) of carrying out blasts at railway stations and several temples.

In a letter reportedly written by LeT Area Commander Maulana Abu Sheikh, it was threatened to carry out blasts at the railway stations of Saharanpur and Hapur on June 6 and at the Lord Krishna birthplace Mathura and Vishwanath Temple of Varanasi on June 8. After this, the authorities started conducting checkings at Saharanpur railway station to prevent any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, security has also been tightened at Lord Krishna’s birthplace Mathura. The bomb disposal squad has also been pressed in the service as precautionary measures.

The Uttar Pradesh’s Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP) Praveen Kumar has told all the districts of the state to be alert in the wake of this threat.

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