Kanpur district and session court on alert, security tightened after bomb threat (Photo- Official site)
Tight security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on Tuesday after district and session court received an anonymous letter threatening a bombing on its premises, said an official.
“The district and session judge received an inland postal letter on Tuesday containing bomb threat to make serial blasts at civil courts and kill judges,” Superintendent of Police (East) Raj Kumar said.
In a letter, the sender identified himself as a member of Akhil Bhartiya Nishad Manch and also an alleged victim of corruption in the judiciary, due to which he (sender) claimed to have planted bombs inside the civil courts between October 23 to 30, said police.
“After getting the threat letter, the officiating district judge informed the district magistrate and the SP to get the matter properly probed and ensure that adequate security arrangements are made at the court premises,” the SP said.
According to official repot, soon after the explosion threat was received by authorities, heavy police force along with anti-sabotage teams and bomb disposal squads were deployed around the premises and swung into action to revert any untoward action.
However, nothing suspicious have found in the premises so far and investigation are on to trace the sender, they said.
“Intensive search was carried out inside and outside the court premises with the help of sniffer dogs and BDS teams, but no explosive material was found,” Kumar said, adding that police were on the lookout for the sender whose identity has not been established so far.
(With PTI inputs)