Sankatmochan Mandir in Varanasi on high alert after temple receives bomb blast threat

Avatar Written by December 5, 2018 12:00

New Delhi: The Sankatmochan Mandir in Varanasi on Wednesday received a letter threatening a bomb blast in the temple. The reports was confirmed by a priest receiving the letter and said that the temple trust has handed over the letter to the police.

“We received a letter threatening a bomb blast in Sankat Mochan Mandir (Varanasi), we informed the police and handed over the letter to them. We are taking precautions and police is investigating the matter,” Mahant Vishambhar Nath Mishra told news agency ANI.

“The letter had some names and a mobile number. Prima facie it appears someone may have done it to create trouble for the person named in the letter due to personal enmity. It is an important place in Varanasi, we have tightened security,” said SSP Anand Kulkarni.


The letter also stated that the blast will be carried out before December 6.

The temple received a similar bomb threat in 2006, following which massive blasts were carried out throughout the city killing over 28 and injuring more than 100 people.