LeT threatens to strike railway stations

March 15th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Security has been tightened at major railways stations across north India following a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) threat to attack railway stations on Holi, next week. A letter from the militant outfit threatened to strike during Holi, which falls next Saturday, railway officials said.

“A letter in the name of Lashkar-e-Taiba was received by railway officials in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, six days ago, claming to strike at New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Meerut and few other big railways stations during the upcoming Holi festival,” Rajiv Saxena, a senior northern railway official, told IANS Saturday.

At the time of festivals, railways stations across the country remain overcrowded with mainly migrant passengers, who visit their hometowns especially on such occasions.

“Keeping in view the passenger inflow, we have alerted the investigating agencies and adequate security measures have been taken. We get such threats every year, mostly at the festival time, but no compromise on security is made,” Saxena added.

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