Maoists threaten to blow up Rail Bhawan

Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 21:49

New Delhi: The Railway Headquarter here has
received a letter purportedly written by Maoists threatening
to blow up Rail Bhawan along with some other vital railway
establishments in Delhi, prompting authorities to step up
security measures.

"A threatening letter, addressed to Chairman Railway
Board (CRB), was received a couple of days back," a source in
the Railway Ministry said today.
The letter, claimed to have been written by Maoists,
threatened that vital rail establishments, like the Rail
Bhawan which is located next to Parliament and the Baroda
House situated near India Gate, would be blown up, the source
said.

While the letter is being examined for its
authenticity, "precautionary measures" have been taken at
these establishments, the source said.
A top official of the Railway Protection Force (RPF),
which is responsible for security of railway properties, said
Delhi Police has been informed about the letter and "necessary
measures" were being taken.

He did not rule out the letter being a hoax.

Maoists have been off and on targeting railway
property, like trains and tracks, in various states including
Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

PTI




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