Now, all railway stations in Punjab put on high alert after threat of blasts by Lashkar

Now, all railway stations in Punjab put on high alert after threat of blasts by Lashkar
A file photo of the Amritsar Railway Station. -Photo courtesy The Tribue

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

The Hush Post: A day after the security had been beefed up at the Chandigarh Railway Station following a threatening letter from a terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba of conducting blasts at railway stations and religious places in Northern India, now the security has been tightened at all the railway stations in Punjab, News18 TV channel reported on Friday.

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

On Thursday security was beefed up at the Chandigarh Railway Station following a threatening letter from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

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

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 had been put on high alert following a threatening letter from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) of carrying out blasts.

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 checking at Saharanpur railway station as to prevent any untoward incident.

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

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