UP: Security at Kashi Vishwanath, others upped after blast threatsLast updated on Jun 06, 2018, 02:51 pm
Police in UP are on alert after a letter purportedly written by a Lashkar (LeT) terrorist warned of attacks this week.
Security has been upped at major railway stations in Saharanpur, Hapur and elsewhere, including the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi and Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura.
Additional DGP Anand Kumar said the letter could be a prank, but can't be taken lightly.
The letter was signed by area commander of the LeT
The letter, signed by self-styled LeT area-commander Maulana Ambu Sheikh, reached the divisional railway manager, Northern Railways, in Delhi on June 1.
It reportedly threatened bomb blasts at prominent railway stations and religious places on June 6, 8 and 10.
Police said targets include Kashi Vishwanath and Krishna Janmabhoomi.
Though the letter is yet to be verified, the IB has sounded a statewide alert.
Security boosted across the state, massive checks underway in Lucknow
After the letter, police and intelligence agencies have boosted security across the capital. Reports say massive security checks are underway in Lucknow.
In Mathura, security has been tightened at the Banke Bihari temple and the railway station too.
Security had already been beefed up, police said, but after inputs from agencies, "additional arrangements" were made and officers asked to remain on alert.