UP on alert: Security beefed up after terror threat
Security has been beefed up across Uttar Pradesh following threats received from the Pakistan-based militant organization, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Lucknow: Security has been beefed up across Uttar Pradesh following threats received from the Pakistan-based militant organization, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
According to sources, authorities at Northern Railways received a letter on May 29 in which LeT area commander, Maulana Ambu Shaikh, threatened to blow up several railway stations and prominent temples like the Krishna Janmabhoomi and Kashi Vishwanath.
UP Police's ADG LA Anand Kumar clearifies many things about this threat. Although ADG made it clear that no one needs to be scared, this letter can also be a hoax.
ADG further said, "Between June 6 and June 10, this letter has threatened to attack the main railway stations of the three states of the country including UP. Uttar Pradesh has been told to attack the railway stations of Ayodhya and Varanasi. However, intelligence agencies have denied any LeT commander named Abu Shaikh.
Security measures have been considerably notched up, with Police officials and commandos being deployed at the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Bankey Bihari Temple, Mathura Junction, Mathura Refinery, Ayodhya, Varanasi and other important locations.
However, the pilgrims in the city remain unfazed by these threats, saying that there will be no harm caused to them as their god was watching over them.
"There will be no harm, there is no effect of terror on faith," said one of the pilgrims in the city. (ANI)