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Letter threatens bomb blast in Varanasi, police say handiwork of anti-socials

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi (UP) 

A letter threatening a bomb blast in was was sent to its Wednesday, following which security in and around the shrine was beefed up, police said.

The letter threatened that the blast would be much bigger than the one happened in 2006, Vishwambhar Nath Mishra, the of the temple, said.

Following the incident, Mishra filed a complaint at the station.

However, Senior of Police (SSP) said it was a handiwork of some anti-social elements or of those having personal enmity with the

The security in and around the temple has been beefed up, the said, adding that strict action would be taken against the culprits.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:00 IST