Uttar Pradesh Police have increased security alert in the state after a letter purportedly written by Maulana Ambu Sheikh, self-styled area commander of banned terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, Pakistan, threatened to blast at major railway stations, including Hapur and Saharanpur and two renowned religious places Krishna Janmabhoomi, Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, later this week, police said.
Anand Kumar, Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order), has said that security has been tightened at major religious and tourist places.
He further added that all district police chiefs have been alerted regarding the threat, it may be a prank but “could not be taken lightly.”
“Intelligence agencies have no knowledge about any Ambu Shaikh LeT commander,” he added.
Security measures have been beefed-up, police officials and commandos are being deployed at the Mathura Junction, Mathura Refinery, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Bankey Bihari Temple and other important spots.
“The security arrangements here have always been up to the mark, but whenever we get any inputs like these, we ensure the security is further tightened,” said Mathura’s Superintendent of Police, Siddharth Verma.