Threat to blow up historic temple in Saharanpur

August 22nd, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Security around a historic temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district was beefed up Friday following a threat to blow up the shrine, some 500 km from here. “Swami Sahajanand Maharaj, a priest of an ashram adjoining the 200-year-old temple of Shakumbari Devi in the Shakumbari village of the district, informed us that he received an anonymous letter containing a threat to blow up the temple,” the district’s Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Chandra told IANS.

“We have already started investigations and strengthened the security around the place,” he added.

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