High alert in UP as Lashkar threatens blasts on June 6,8,10
The police are verifying a letter written by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in which it has threatened a series of blasts in Uttar Pradesh. Following this the UP police have sounded a high alert in important places such as Lucknow and Varanasi.
The letter threatens to carry out attacks at the Krishna Janmabhoomi, Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanai and also at the Hapur and Sahranpur railways stations. The letter states that it would carry out a series of attacks between June 6 and 10.
The Intelligence Bureau says that the authenticity of the letter is being ascertained. It has been signed by one Maulana Ambu Sheikh who claims to be an area commander in Jammu and Kashmir. It could also be a ploy to distract as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba could be plotting something big in Kashmir also, the IB official informed OneIndia.
It may be recalled that in the year 2010, the Indian Mujahideen had targeted Varanasi in which two people were killed. UP has been under the radar of terrorists for long. Recently a person from the state had been arrested for his links with the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in Kashmir.