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HAL near Nasik receives terror threat

Police have heightened security at the HAL unit at Ojhar, near Nasik, after it received a threatening letter.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2006 20:44 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Police have heightened security at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's unit at Ojhar, about 21 km from Nasik, after the state-owned company received an anonymous letter threatening to blow up the premier aerospace company's production unit, a top police official said on Wednesday.

The four-line letter, written in Hindi, received by the Ojhar-based company on Saturday, warned that 'Bambai-Malegaon ab Ojhar MIG...Bas thoda intezar' (after Mumbai and Malegaon now Ojhar-MIG...Wait for some time), Superintendent of Police (Nasik range), Rajvardhan saidon Tuesdaymorning.

The letter also asked HAL authorities to intensify the company's security, Rajvardhan said.

Security has been enhanced at Ojhar airport and strictarrangementswere being maintained at the 42-year-old company's factory and residential colony of HAL employees.

Following the police official's meeting with the top brass of HAL, close circuit cameras were also installed at the main gate of the company.

First Published: Sep 29, 2006 20:44 IST