Indian envoy`s security increased after e-mail threat

Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 12:11

Dhaka: Bangladesh has stepped up the
security of Indian High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty
and at the Mission here after the envoy received a threat
through e-mail, a report said here today.

`Amaeder Samoy`, a tabloid, said Chakravarty received
an e-mail threat in August 28 prompting authorities to
increase security for the envoy and other Indian diplomats in
Bangladesh.

However, the Indian envoy declined to comment on the
issue.
"It is our policy not to comment on our security
issues," Chakravarty told agencies.

However, police said they have intensified the
security of the Indian envoy and other diplomats as part of a
nationwide security alert issued recently.

The home ministry officials were not available
immediately for comments but a senior police official
preferring anonymity said "we routinely keep an extra security
vigil on foreign embassies which are deemed to be exposed to
security threats".

The media report also said Al-Qaeda or Harkatul Jihad
Bangladesh (HuJI) may be behind the email threat.

Activists of the liitle-known Lamp Post tried to gate
crash the Indian High Commission in Gulshan area recently in
protest against New Delhi`s stance on maritime boundary
disputes.

Bureau Report



First Published: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 12:11

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