Gujarat hoax bomb threats linked to ongoing protests

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Ahmedabad, Nov 3: The series of hoax bomb threats in Gujarat are linked to the ongoing protests, police officials in the state have learnt.

There have been a series of letters that have been received by the police officials threatening blasts, but each one of them has turned out to be a hoax.


The police say that at first they suspected that it could have been the handiwork of some terror group, but on investigating the matter it has been learnt that it could be related to the ongoing protests in the state.

The police have found that the letters that were sent had originated from the Fategunj and Raopura post offices.

These letters were sent from the above mentioned post offices to Vadodra.

There is a pattern to it and it is aimed at creating panic and putting the security establishment in disarray, a police officer informed.

The Gujarat police is currently coordinating with the local intelligence units to get more information on the senders of these letters.

"We have managed to identify the place from where these letters were sent. CCTV grabs too are being collected to ascertain the identity of the senders, the police also informed," said police officials.

The letters that were sent out were in the name of the al-Qaeda.

The Gujarat police say that this is not the handiwork of the al-Qaeda and this particular outfit is not known to make hoax calls or send out letters to this effect.

In all there have been three letters that were sent out threatening to blow up an amusement park and two schools.

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