LeT threat to blow up rly, historical buildings post-Osama

Last Updated: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 18:35

Ghaziabad: Security has been tightened after
a letter purportedly written by Lashkar-e-Taiba threatening to
blow up railway properties in western Uttar Pradesh and
certain places of historic importance, was received by the
authorities here, an official said on Sunday.

"The matter is being taken seriously and security has
been stepped up after receipt of the letter threatening to
blow up railway stations in Ghaziabad, Moradabad,
Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur, besides Haridwar in
Uttarakhand," Superintendent Ghaziabad railway station Kuber
Preshad said.

The letter, purportedly given by a `commander` of
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and received by Preshad two days back,
claimed that the purpose was to take revenge for the killing
of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The official, however, said this was not the first time
that authorities had received such a letter, but they were not
taking any chances.

Security has been tightened at all public places and
searches are being carried out in malls, railway stations of
the city, Ghaziabad SP (City), GK Shahi said.

"We are alert to face any situation that arises," Shahi
said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 18:35

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