Terror threat to World Badminton Championship
Hyderabad: A terror alert has been sounded
for the World Badminton Championship site at GMC Balayogi
Stadium here from August 10 to 16, with the shadow of the
dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba looming over the tournament.
Sleuths of the Intelligence Bureau visited the stadium
as well as the badminton academy being run by
player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand at Gachchibowli here
today to take stock of the situation and alert the organisers
over the possible threat from the LeT, highly-placed police
sources told news agencies.
The Badminton Association of India confirmed the visit
by Intelligence Bureau sleuths though the Cyberabad police,
under whose jurisdiction the event is being held, remained
"Yes, the IB people have visited the stadium and the
Academy and issued a general alert," BAI joint secretary K Ch
Punnaiah Choudary said.
Cyberabad Police Commissioner S Prabhakar Reddy, when
contacted, refuse to comment on the issue.
State police spokesman and Additional Director General
of Police (Law and Order) A K Khan too was evasive saying the
issue was being looked after by the Cyberabad police.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Exiled Kashmiri Pandits share their heart wrenching stories
- Basic ideals of Constitution are in danger: Sonia Gandhi
- PM Modi greets nation on occasion of first Constitution Day
- Manjula Vaghela's journey: From rag picker to head of a firm with Rs 1 cr turnover!
- Indian Army faces shortage of field firing ranges in J&K
- Woman commits suicide after heated discussion with husband over Aamir Khan's intolerance remark
- Intolerance issue: Those attacking me are only proving my point, says Aamir Khan – Read full statement
- Setback to Kejriwal-led AAP as MLA Akhilesh Tripathi arrested in riot case
- 10 interesting facts about Constitution which every Indian must know
- See pic: Genelia marks son's birthday!