Alert triggers tight security at Jewish places in Pune

| October 21, 2009

PUNE: Following an alert by central intelligence agencies that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to attack Jewish religious places in Pune,
the police have made tight security arrangements at the Ohel David Synagogue (Lal Deval) at Ambedkar road in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park.

Acting on the information, city police commissioner Satya Pal Singh ordered elaborate security arrangements at the two places five days ago. “There are reasons for providing security,” Singh said, while declining to elaborate on the subject.

According to police sources, intelligence agencies have alerted the governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and West Bengal about possible terror attacks on Jewish targets.

Assistant commissioner of police (cantonment division) Ashok Gaikwad said the Jewish community did not demand any security.

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Category: Synagogue/Jewish Security

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