Rly stations on alert after threat in N India
A letter purportedly sent by a terrorist organisation threatening to blow up a number of railway stations in north India, including New Delhi, has created a flutter with security being stepped up.
The stationmaster of Hapur in Uttar Pradesh received the letter that threatened to blow up stations in New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Hapur and Aligarh, senior Northern Railway officials said on Saturday.
However, officials refused to divulge the name of the organisation, which purportedly sent the threat.
The threat came at a time when Railways are expecting a heavy rush of passengers due to Holi.
Security has been stepped up at stations with the deployment of additional police forces, including personnel in plain clothes.
Railways are coordinating with state police to ensure proper security, the officials said. The measures taken to step up security include stopping of platform ticket sale to prevent rush in platforms. Vendors and porters were asked to inform about any suspicious persons or baggage found at railway stations.