Alert in Gujarat district following terror threat

Ahmedabad: An alert has been sounded and security cover increased in Kheda district after an anonymous letter threatening a terror attack at a temple on Independence Day was received, police said on Sunday.

The state-level Independence Day function is to be held in Kheda district this year.

"Yesterday, a letter was received by the office of Trust, which is managing the famous Lord Krishna temple in Dakore. The latter said that the temple would be blown up on August 15," Kheda SP G L Singhal said.

The police, however, also suspect this to be a prank.

"Looking at the content of the letter, which was written in incorrect English, the whole thing seems to be a prank. But since the state-level function for the Independence Day is to be held here, we are not taking it lightly," he said.

"Security has been intensified across Kheda district. Additional security personnel have been deployed at the Dakore temple," Singhal said.

A company of Border Wing, equipped with latest weapons, has been deployed at the temple, which would be visited by hundreds of devotees as the holy month of 'Shravan' begins today.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would be hoisting the tricolour on August 15 at Nadida, district headquarters of Kheda district.