Kolkata: Security in West Bengal’s busy Howrah station has been beefed up after a resident complained that an anonymous caller has threatened to blow up the station.
As per reports, a resident of Muhammad Bazar area on Wednesday reported to police station that he had received a call reportedly originating outside India, in which a man has threatened to blow Howrah station.
The threat call has originated from United States of America and it was an internet call, said Muhammad Bazar police. the Howrah RPF has also launched an investigation on the matter.
The authorities have stepped up vigil and beefed up security of the station following he report. Metal detectors and additional security personnel have been deployed at the station and passengers are frisked.
West Bengal has received several alerts from various intelligence agencies of a possible terror strike in the state orchestrated by Bangladesh based jihadi groups like JMB. Key places like Victoria memorial, Howrah station and Fort William are on the terror radar, warned agencies.
The recent Terror attack in Dhaka has also sparked concern in the security circle as Bangladeshi Jihadis are reportedly using West Bengal as sanctuary and planning heir next move.