Terror Alert in Kolkata, Security Beefed Around Dakshineswar Temple

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Kolkata: The intelligence agencies have warned of a possible terror attack on religious places and key government offices  in Kolkata following which security has been beefed up.

The alert was sounded after the IB sleuths intercepted a coded message on January 15 on telecom gateway. The message said, “Doctor medicine lekar jayga.”

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Intelligence inputs said that terrorist may mount a possible strike on January 23 on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Security of Howrah bridge and Dakshineswar temple have been tightened also special security arrangements have been put in place for Howrah station and Sealdah station.

After mounting the Pathankot attack terrorist outfit Haish-e-Muhammad in has joined hands with Lashkar e Taiba and Bangladesh based Indian Mujahideen to orchastrate similar attack in Kolkata.

The inputs also warned of a possible sabotage by Bangladesh based terror outfit Hizbut Tehrir.

West Bengal shares a long and porous border with Bangladesh allowing militants from the neighbouring country to cross over. The BSF and Coast Guard have been put on high combat readiness and strict vigil is kept on the border areas.