Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police has sounded a high alert after threat letters from terrorist organisations were received to blow up 46 railway stations in the state, here on Monday.
In the threatening letter received by the authorities in the name of terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, which said that 46 railway stations including Lucknow, Ayodhya, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Shamli, Bijnore would be blown off.
There is also an intelligence report of possible terrorist attacks on railway properties. Security has been increased at all railway stations across UP.
Police sources here on Monday said that after receiving the alert, RPF, GRP and police along with their dog squads checked the security arrangements at all railway stations including Lucknow and Kanpur. Apart from this, an intensive search operation is also being conducted.
However, railway officials say that it is not the first time that such a threat has been received. There have been threats to blow up stations in the past as well. The threat received this time is also being taken seriously and vigil has been increased.
Senior officials of the Railway Protection Force and GRP said that the letter has been sent in the name of the area commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has threatened to blow up these railway stations.
They said that earlier in 2018 also such a threat was given by this terrorist organization. After receiving the threat, now an intensive search operation has been started in the trains passing through the station as well as the trains leaving from here.
Police said after receiving the threatening letter, instructions have been given to the RPF and GRP that if anyone is found acting suspiciously, they should be stopped and searched and if necessary detained.