Police on alert after e-mail threat against Pakistan team

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Kolkata, Nov 26 (UNI) The police and the CAB authorities were sent into a tizzy after another e-mail to a private TV-channel threatened of a blast during India-Pakistan's second Test commencing in Kolkata from November 30.

The e-mail that landed at India-TV channel office in Delhi on Saturday read, ''Blast will be on Kolkata Pakistan test.'' This was an excerpt of the e-mail. The e-mail also addressed a certain 'Mamu'' from Uttar Pradesh.

Talking to UNI Kolkata Police Commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakraborty said, ''We have heard of the e-mail. We are working on it. There will be convoy for both the teams''.

Deputy Commissioner (Headquarters) Vineet Goel also told UNI, ''We have heard about the e-mail. We are working on it. We will take all pre-emptive measures, like beefing up the security at the team hotel and all entry points. The Pakistan team arrives as per schedule tomorrow.'' Meanwhile, CAB has also gone into overdrive hearing about the e-mail.

''We have not heard anything from the police. On the basis of what we have heard from the press we have asked our internal security to be on alert. We have closed all the gates of CAB and asked the contractor to identify his workers and the luggage they are carrying. No goods are being allowed to be kept under the galleries,'' CAB president Prasun Mukherjee told UNI.

''CAB has not received any such e-mail, but we have already asked our own security agencies to further beef up the security,'' CAB Jt-Secretary Samar Pal said while talking to UNI.

Security was tightened at the Feroz Shah Kotla during the first Test between India and Pakistan after an e-mail threat targeting the visiting team was reported by media outlets.

An e-mail sent to a television channel on Saturday, a day after a serial blasts in three northern Indian cities that killed 13 people and wounded at least 40, threatened the safety of the visiting Pakistani team.

''Don't think it's a joke. We will attack you if you play (a) Test match with India,'' the e-mail read, according to the reports in the press.


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