Bomb Threats: Punjab Intelligence Wing Calls on Security Agencies to Strengthen Arrangements


: Punjab’s intelligence wing has requested state law enforcement to take all preventive measures and step up security following receipt of two letters from a ‘commander’ of the banned terror group based in Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammad, threatening to target VIPs and blow up railway stations, bridges, places of worship and other major facilities across the state.

According to the notice published by the intelligence wing of the state, a copy of which is in the possession of the Hindustan Times, a central agency said that the letters are written by a certain Salim Ansari, a so-called area commander. of the banned militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pakistan.

The letters were received by post at the offices of DRM, Ferozepur and Station Superintendent, Sultanpur Lodhi Railway Station in Kapurthala District on 27 April. Ansari threatened to blow up train stations, bridges at various locations in the state on May 21, and religious places. , military camps and other major facilities on May 23.

He also threatened to assassinate the Chief Minister and Governor of Punjab, according to the notice, dated April 29, issued by the Special DGP, Intelligence, Prabodh Kumar said.

Kumar in his letter to all State Commissioners of Police, Chief Superintendents of Police, Special DGP, Railways, Punjab, ADGP Security, Homeland Security the ADGP, to the law and the order of the ADGP, advised to reinforce the security devices and to take all the preventive measures to avoid any unfortunate incident.

“It is further requested that a state of vigilance be maintained at railway stations, tracks and bridges in Punjab and that an adequate force may be appropriately deployed to patrol railway property at sensitive points,” reads -on in the warning letter.


    Nikhil Sharma is a staff journalist who covers Faridkot district in Mansa region of Punjab.
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