The Sankat Mochan Mandir in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi allegedly received a bomb blast threat. A bomb threat was made in a letter, informed Mahant Vishambhar Nath Mishra on Wednesday.
“We received a letter threatening a bomb blast in Sankat Mochan Mandir (Varanasi), we informed the police and handed over the letter to them. We are taking precautions and police is investigating the matter,” said Mishra.
The temple received a similar bomb threat in 2006.
The letter addressed to Mahant Mishra, claimed that a bigger blast will hit the temple this time.
"The letter had some names and a mobile number. Prima facie it appears someone may have done it to create trouble for the person named in letter due to personal enmity. It is an important place in Varanasi, we have tightened security," said SSP Anand Kulkarni.
A case against unidentified persons has been filed in Varanasi's Lanka police station.