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SIMI threatens bomb blasts in Haridwar, Rishikesh

A prominent ashram of Haridwar, has received a letter purportedly written by SIMI threatening bomb blasts in Haridwar, Rishikesh and other religious places in Uttarakhand.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2008 19:55 IST

A prominent ashram of Haridwar, has received a letter purportedly written by Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) threatening bomb blasts in Haridwar, Rishikesh and other religious places in Uttarakhand.

Authorities of the ashram Shantikunj have informed the police about the handwritten letter which they received two days back by post, said Inspector General of Police (Garhwal range) Ashok Kumar.

Shantikunj is engaged in promotion and research of Ayurvedic medicines and other ancient cultural things.

Kumar said a general alert has been sounded and security at all religious places have been reviewed as religious festival Chardham Yatra season is also on in the state.

He said that the police has is examining the contents of the inland letter which was posted from Meerut.

Nearly three months ago, a couple of letters containing a similar language reportedly written by Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were received by Haridwar and Rishikesh railway stations.

In the letters, the LeT had threatened to carry out bomb blasts at crowded places like railway stations, bus stands, markets and Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar and Rishikesh.