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Dec 13 2016 (07:39)  E. Railway headquarter receives threat letter (
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The Eastern Railway headquarters has received a letter demanding Rs 50 crore, non-payment of which it said would harm the passengers in Howrah division, officials said here on Monday.
Security has been beefed up at important stations and railways installations, they said.
“A handwritten letter was received at the headquarters and it has been given to the police to investigate,” Divisional Railway Manager (Howrah) R. Badrinarayan said. “It says Rs 50 crore should be paid. There is a mobile number given. It said if the demand was not met, there would be threat
to lives in Howrah division,” he said.
Eastern Railway officials said security has been beefed up at important stations, including at Howrah and other installations of the Railways.
The police confirmed that the letter on a plain paper demanding the amount was received by the Eastern Railway authorities at its headquarter at Fairlie Place. - PTI
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