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High security in Ghaziabad following terror threat

Ghaziabad district administration and police have beefed up security of the vital installations in the district after a letter was received at the District Magistrate's office, threatening to blow up the Ordnance factory at Muradnagar, reports Peeyush Khandelwal.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2009 00:14 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

Ghaziabad district administration and police have beefed up security of the vital installations in the district after a letter was received at the District Magistrate's office, threatening to blow up the Ordnance factory at Muradnagar.

District Magistrate, Deepak Aggarwal, told HT the contents, authenticity and origin of the letter are being investigated. "It has been sent in the name of a terrorist organisation and revealing the name would not be feasible," he said.

To tackle the threat perception from the said incident, administration and police have chalked out a Special Operational Procedure plan, which would work in coordination with the internal security of all vital installations in the district. Under this plan, internal and external security agencies work on intelligence-sharing.

"A crack-team of 100 commandoes will be commissioned on January 6. This would help us reduce dependency on elite forces in case of terror strikes," SSP L. Ravi Kumar told HT.

Ghaziabad has received such threats in the past but these turned out to be hoax.