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Punjab: JeM threatens to blow up 5 Firozpur railway stations

JeM threatens to blow up 5 Firozpur railway stations: In order to avenge the killing of terrorists belonging to the Pakistan-based terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammed group, the terrorist group has issued a terror threat to blow up five railway station of Firozpur Division in Punjab. Following the threat, the security has been increased at the stations.

Vivek Kumar, Divisional Rail Manager, Ferozepur Division, was the person to whom the threat was issued in Hindi. The sender of the letter has mentioned his address as Jaish-e-Mohammed, Mamsoor Ahmed, Area Commander, Jammu-Kashmir (Sindh), Pakistan. The letter addressing to the former said that Jaish will avenge the killing of jihadis and will blow up Firozpur, Jalandhar, Faridkot, Amritsar, and Barnala railway stations on May 13.

After this threatening letter, the Railway officials in Firozpur railway division were on their toes.

When contacted, DRM Vivek Kumar admitted to receiving the letter on Monday evening. He said necessary instructions were issued to the security forces.

The GRP (Government Railway Police) and RPF (Railway Protection Force) have stepped up at continuous vigilance at five railway stations which are on the target of terrorists as per the letter. Trains are being scanned for explosives.

GRP officials said that as a precautionary measure, the belongings of the railway passengers are also being thoroughly checked.

Confirming the threat, police officials said that the threat was issued using WhatsApp. The threat has been made using a plain paper which was shared via WhatsApp. The police officials are also verifying the origin of the WhatsApp threat as it might be a mischief too.