Vadodara receives over 250 threat letters after Ahmedabad blasts

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Vadodara, Sep 6 (UNI) Vadodara has received more than 250 hoax bomb threats after the July 26 serial blasts in Ahmebabad that left a trail of destruction in the city killing 58 people.

Though it is believed that a particular group of miscreants are behind these threats, the city police has not been unable to make any headway into the case so far.

Even 40 days after the Ahmedabad terror attacks, the mischief mongers have virtually kept the entire state police on their toes by sending on an average half-a-dozen hoax threat letters by post to both private and public institutions across the state of Gujarat.

Fed up with the daily futile search operations, the city police have started keeping a close eye on several post offices, particularly those located in sensitive areas, and also alerted the postal department staffs to help nab the culprits, but to no avail.

Sources in the Special Operation Group (SOG) of the city police, which had been entrusted with the case, said they had not been able to get any lead in the case so far. They also denied of having made any arrest or detained anyone in this connection till date.

According to top police sources, the threat letters posted from Vadodara to different important government and private institutions spread across the state, seemed to have been written by one individual. ''We have collected all such threat letters written in the name of Jehadi SIMI and are investigating into the case with the help of forensic experts,'' they said.

The sources said most of these letters threatening bomb attacks were addressed to the authorities of railways, state transport corporation, banks, educational institutions, hospitals, government and corporate offices, stock exchanges and temples in and outside Vadodara, only to create panic among the people.

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