Fri March 1 2013
Haridwar police is yet to trace the persons who had written several letters threatening to blow up major railway stations, popular religious and tourist destinations during the past few months. In all these letters, the senders had claimed they were members of terrorist organisations like Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lakshar-e-Toiba and other groups.
Dehradun Range Deputy Inspector General Amit Sinha said that Haridwar police had received such letters recently and also in the past. Police are on alert and have been deployed at important religious and tourist destinations to prevent untoward incidents.
Sinha further said that some places in the Dehradun Range like Indian Military Academy, Har Ki Pauri and tourist destinations are sensitive and district police heads were instructed to put the police on high alert based on intelligence reports or inputs received from Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The bomb squad and the dog squad too have been put on high alert.