Interior spiritual strugglers threaten to target Hindu places of worship. “Letter warns of terror strikes in Hyderabad,” from The Times of India:
HYDERABAD: A letter delivered on Friday to Andhra Pradesh police chief has warned of terror strikes in Hyderabad on September 25, the day of Ganesha immersions. The city police are on high alert after receiving the letter, which doesn’t mention the name of the sender.
Written in English, the letter claimed that one person from the Old City has been entrusted with the task of executing blasts in the city. It named the person as Zakir, a resident of Hafeezbaba Nagar, who has links with the Harkat-Ul-Jihadi Islami (HuJI).
Zakir is said to be involved in a case of illegally possessing arms and a case was registered against him at the Saidabad police station three years ago.
Zakir also received Rs 50 lakh to execute the terror acts and he, along with his son and 10 other associates, are on the job, a senior officer said quoting the anonymous letter, addressed to DGP M A Basith.
The targets are places of worship, including the Bhagya Lakshmi temple at Char Kaman, a place of worship at Chaderghat, and the Santoshi Maa temple opposite police commissioner’s office, Basheerbagh.