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Nagpur: RSS Headquarters’ Security Beefed Up Post Threat Call


Security was enhanced in Nagpur, particularly in Mahal and Reshimbag areas, after an unidentified person made a call to the Police Control Room and threatened to blow up the Headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) 

Nagpur: After an unidentified caller threatened to blow up the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Headquarters on Saturday, security was increased in the Second Capital, notably in the Mahal and Reshimbag regions.

The caller made a bomb-related threat to destroy the Sangh building. The Control Room Officer (CRO) immediately informed Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar and other top police officials after receiving the call at around 11 a.m.

The security surrounding the offices of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Smruti Mandir, and the RSS Headquarters was soon strengthened even further. The RSS Headquarters and Smruti Mandir were already under the protection of heavily armed security personnel from the Central Industrial Security Force and State Reserve Police Force due to threats from terrorist groups supported by Pakistan.

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There were more police officers dispatched from Kotwali Police Station, Police Headquarters, and Quick Response Teams. It was decided to call a Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad. Sniffer dogs were used by the squad to search the entire area, but no explosive device was discovered. But as a precaution, patrolling was stepped up close to the Sangh building, the Reshimbag Smruti Mandir, and other delicate and extremely sensitive locations.

The caller’s whereabouts were being sought by specialists at the Cyber Police Station. A mentally ill engineer threatened to blow up the Sangh building, Smruti Mandir, and Suresh Bhat Sabha Gruha in a letter to the police last month.

He was afterwards apprehended by the police. In the wee hours of June 1, 2006, a special squad of the Nagpur City Police, working under the command of the then-police commissioner S P S Yadav, shot and killed three heavily armed Islamic terrorists who had attempted to blow up the RSS headquarters.

The three ultras, who were carrying hand grenades, AK assault rifles, and a significant amount of RDX and belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, arrived in police uniforms but were shot and killed by the special squad.

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