Threats to blow up temple in Assam
The priest of an ancient temple, Goranga, in central Assam's Morigaon district received three threat calls that the place of worship would be blown up by bombs.india Updated: Nov 03, 2008 16:47 IST
The priest of an ancient temple, Goranga, in central Assam's Morigaon district received three threat calls that the place of worship would be blown up by bombs, said a top district police official.
Last night the priest of the Ram and Krishna temple near Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary received three calls from a mobile phone number 9961355107 that Goranga would be blown up by bombing, district superintendent of police Madan Chetia told told PTI today.
The identity of the caller was yet to be ascertained and the service provider of the mobile number, Airtel, was being asked to provide the details of the phone number's owner, Chetia said.
Security arrangements around the temple has meanwhile been tightened in view of the threatening calls, he added.
In view of the recent SMS to a private television news channel by Islamic Security Force-Indian Mujehudin claiming responsibility for the Thursday serial blasts in the state, the police was taking yesterday's threat calls with utmost seriousness.
Investigations into the ISF-IM SMS revealed that at least 200 phones were being used in Morigaon district under false names and addresses with certificates provided by village headman, official sources said.
In this connection several mobile PCO owners were picked up for interrogation, the sources added.
First Published: Nov 03, 2008 16:14 IST