Lashkar-e-Taiba letter threatens to blow railway stations, security tightened

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A senior railway official in Ambala in Haryana received a letter purportedly sent from Pakistan has threatened to blow up railway stations, religious places, military camps and petrol pumps in various states of India.

The letter was found by the Ambala Cantonment railway station director BS Gill on a table in his office on September 25.

According to reports the threat letter is allegedly from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) area commander Molvi Abbu Bukhari Kishtwar Kashmir, Karachi, Pakistan.

The letter reads that the jihadis would blow up several railway stations, including Ambala Cantonment, Jagadhri, Saharanpur, Rewari, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Jakhal, Sirsa and Hisar on October 20.

The cover of the letter had no stamp of any post office.

According to reports the security has been heightened at Ambala Cantonment railway station an FIR has been lodged and a probe is underway.

DSP GRP Shital Singh reportedly said that an alert has been sounded and the CCTV footage of the railway station will be analyzed.