Security tightened in Hardwar following threat mail

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Hardwar, Aug 4 (UNI) Security has been beefed up in Hardwar district of Uttarakhand following another letter threatening to blow up railway stations and other vital installations here and across the State on Independence Day.

The letter, allegedly written by an unindentified terrorist outfit, warned of several blasts at railway stations and religious places across the State on August 15.

The letter was addressed to a Javalpur station master who reported it to the police yesterday. in last two months it was the fifth letter threatening blasts.

A similar letter warning of blasts was received last month also.

The last letter, allegedly written by the JeM militant outfit, was addressed to a Laskar station master and warned of a number of blasts in Uttarakhand and targeting prominent leaders like UP CM Mayawati.

Talking to UNI today, Hardwar SSP B Murogoshan said intelligence agencies were verifying the contents of the letter and the police pursuing the matter seriously.

He said security had been intensified across all railway stations and bomb disposal squads were working with intelligence agencies to thwart any such attempt.

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