UP DGP fears threat at HAL unit after Jaipur blasts

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Lucknow, May 15 (UNI) Security has been stepped up in the Uttar Pradesh capital, particularly at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) premises after an SMS threatening of a blast was received by State Director General of Police Vikram Singh on the day of Jaipur blasts.

Additional Director General of Police (law and order) Brijlal here today said the SMS came on the mobile number of the DGP on Tuesday and immediately security measures were tightened at important places of the state capital.

''As the threat came after the Jaipur blast, we did not want to take any chance and thus started making tight security cover at HAL and other places,'' he said.

Though maintaining that the SMS might be a mischief by someone, he confirmed that no terrorist organisation was behind the SMS as per the preleminary investigation.

''We are tracing out the numbers from where the SMS came from and further action would be taken against the offender,'' Mr Brijlal added.

The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the state police had already been entrusted with the investigation into the case. The investigating agencies are also probing into the link between the SMS and the Jaipur blast, after an email was received by the media from a lesser known terrorist organisation -- Indian Mujahedeen.

Meanwhile, Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akhil Kumar said that on the directives of the senior officials, a 10 commando team of the Quick Reaction Team (QRT) equipped with AK-47 had been deployed at HAL precincts since last evening.

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