Calcutta High Court security tightened following letter threatening ‘multiple bomb blasts’

High court’s security has been tightened at the premises with “extra police personnel and sniffer dogs” after the matter was brought to the notice of the authorities.
High court registrar general Rabindranath Samanta wrote to Bengal home secretary apprising him of the threat .(HT Photo)
High court registrar general Rabindranath Samanta wrote to Bengal home secretary apprising him of the threat .(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Security in and around the Calcutta High Court has been increased following a letter threatening multiple bomb blasts inside the court building was brought to the West Bengal government’s notice.

Calcutta High Court’s registrar general Rabindranath Samanta wrote to the state home secretary on Wednesday, informing him of the threat received in a letter purportedly written by one Hardarshan Singh Nagpal.

The letter dated September 9 said the sender, Nagpal, with his son would trigger multiple bomb blasts inside the building on September 30.

Samanta requested the home secretary to take preventive measures.

“I am to request you to take up the matter with top-most priority to avert any untoward incident,” Samanta said in his communication to the home secretary, according to news agency PTI.

Thousands of litigants and lawyers visit the high court daily, which has three buildings -- the main heritage building, the centenary building and the sesquicentenary building.

The high court building was constructed in 1872, ten years after the establishment of the court.

Calcutta High Court registrar Samanta later confirmed that the security had been raised.

“Security has been tightened at the premises with extra police personnel and sniffer dogs after the matter was brought to the notice of the authorities,” PTI quoted Samanta as saying.

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