Hoax letter claims bomb in Gujarat temple

September 18th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Jamnagar (Gujarat), Sep 18 (IANS) A letter claiming that a bomb had been planted in a Gujarat temple turned out to be a hoax Thursday, the police said.The hand-written letter was received Thursday morning at Dwarka Devasthan Samiti office. The letter said that a bomb has been planted at Jagat Mandir.

It was a second letter threatening the temple, located 150 km from here and 465 km from Ahmedabad.

J.B. Vasava, deputy superintendent of police, Khambalia, despatched a dog squad from Jamnagar.

Police sources said that the police checked the temple area and found nothing suspicious.

The seven-storeyed temple built in the 16th century stands majestically on 72 pillars. Lord Krishna’s grandson Vajranabha is said to have built the original temple.

After the Ahmedabad serial blast seven letters have been received that have threatened to blow up various places, including the Reliance refinery and the Jamnagar railway station. These letters were posted mostly from Vadodara.

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