Security tightened in Kolkata after threat mail

May 28th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Security has been tightened in Kolkata and close circuit cameras will be installed soon at important places after the police received an email claiming that the city is on the hit list of a terrorist outfit, a police official said Wednesday. “One of our senior officers received a threat email last week saying that after Jaipur it’s the turn of the four metros - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai - to experience similar terror. We still don’t know if the email is a fake, but definitely we are not ignoring it and are taking necessary precautions,” deputy commissioner (detective department) Jawed Shamim said.

“Close circuit cameras will be installed at important and risk-prone places including Howrah Bridge, Metro railways, Writer’s Building and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s residence here by the end of June,” he added.

According to police sources, the email was sent by an outfit claiming to be Indian Mujaheedin from the email address

“Police Commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakrabarti has already asked all 48 police stations across the city to compile tenant profiles, keep information on all the cyber caf

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