An unidentified person or organisation has threatened to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his slated visit to Deendayal Dham in village Nagla Chandrabhan on May 25.
there were already intelligence inputs that PM Modi might be targeted
by terrorist groups during his visit to Deendayal Upadhyay's village,
Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar on Saturday
received a threat letter and also an SMS on his mobile.
he didn't reveal the content of the letter and the message, he confirmed
to newspersons that it was about a conspiracy to blow up Modi's dais
during his rally in the village.
Superintendent of Police (Crime)
Ashok Kumar Rai said, "We have received a letter and a mobile message.
The police are at work and trying to find out the origin of the letter
and the message, and the person or the organisation behind it."
police have enhanced the security in the village and the areas through
which PM Modi would pass during his over two-hour stay. Five helipads
have been constructed; the entire area has been barricaded.
is a three-tier security arrangement for the prime minister. The
intelligence units of the Army and the Central government would also be
active there. We have already started our exercise and keeping an eye on
every person," SSP Rakesh Kumar said.
Meanwhile, sources in the
police department told Mail Today that the Special Protection Group
(SPG) has expressed its dissatisfaction over the security measures of
the state police in the village.
"Over 30 SPG men led by DIG Alok
Gupta were here on Friday and Saturday and pointed out over a dozen
lapses. Then they handed over a blueprint of the security arrangement to
the state police. They expect everything should be in place by Sunday
morning," an officer said.
Policemen inspect luggage at the Mathura railway station.
this review, the state government has decided to deploy 10 companies of
the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and five companies of Rapid
Action Force (RAF). Earlier, the plan was to deploy eight PAC and two
RAF companies. The initial plan was to erect 16 Door Frame Metal
Detector gates which would now be increased to 30 by Sunday. Previously,
there were 150 Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) personnel on duty. But 100
more LIU men would be there a day before Modi's programme.
IPS officers and 50 officers of additional SP rank would be on duty
from the evening of May 24. The Anti Terrorist Squad and National
Investigation Agency have also deployed their personnel in civil
"Gupta has sought an NOC from Anil Kumar, Executive
Engineer of Public Works Department (PWD), about the helipads. As per
our reports, there are 42 sleeping modules of the terrorist groups in
western Uttar Pradesh who may be active at the moment", the officer