E-mail threat to blow up HC, Parliament and Taj

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New Delhi, Dec 20 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today confirmed recieving an e-mail purportedly from Al-Qaeda threatening to blow up the Court, Parliament and Taj Mahal.

Deputy Registrar General of the Delhi High Court Girish Sharma said the threatening e-mail was recieved two weeks ago.

It was received a few days after serial blasts in three district courts of Uttar Pradesh and the Union Home Ministry was informed about it, Mr Sharma said.

Court authorities held a meeting with the Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal, following which security in and around the court premises was beefed up.

Security was also enhanced at the lower courts specially the Tis Hazari court, which till then did not have adequate arrangements.

Intelligence agencies had earlier warned that terrorists might strike in the national capital around December 15 as many of them have sneaked into the the city.

Besides this, the Delhi police had also reported threats looming over Indira Gandhi International airport.

The Delhi High Court Bar Association sources added that the e-mails mentioned threats to lives of the judges, including the High Court Chief Justice.

UNI

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