Security tightened at railway stations in Punjab, Rajasthan after JeM threatens to target them

DN Bureau

A joint search operation was launched by the Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force at various railway stations here, after Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed threatened to target railway stations in Punjab and Rajasthan.

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Jodhpur: A joint search operation was launched by the Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) at various railway stations here, after Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) threatened to target railway stations in Punjab and Rajasthan.

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The letter was sent to the Punjab Railway Board Manager by the JeM’s area commander Masoor Ahmed on Thursday.

GRP Superintendent of Police (SP) Mamta Vishnoi said: “After receiving information from the Punjab police, GRP and RPF were alerted. We, then, launched a joint operation with RPF to search for any suspicious elements at the railway stations. Luggage of every commuter was thoroughly checked.

Nothing major has been found yet,” she added.

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The threat from JeM comes two months after the terror outfit targeted a CRPF convoy in South Kashmir's Pulwama, killing 40 CRPF personnel. (ANI)

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