Guruvayoor Circle Inspector got a letter threatening an attack on the Guruvayoor and Sree Padmanabha Swamy shrines. The letter was posted from Chennai to this pilgrim town Guruvayoor on Wednesday warned of a bomb attack by the Al Qaida on two of Kerala’s most popular temples police said. As soon as the letter arrived, police officials rushed to the famed Sree Krishna Temple in Guruvayoor along with a bomb squad and made a detailed inspection in the temple compound and also in the temple town. The other shrine mentioned in the letter is the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, which is in the news worldwide after the discovery of rare ancient treasure of jewellery, rubies and diamonds stored in a vault which had not been opened for 150 years.

The letter also mentioned that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalaalitha would be assassinated in the coming days.

Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple has been under heavy security since the revelation of the treasure with every devotee entering the temple is going under frisk. Now the security has been raised to top levels after the letter threat. The top police officials of Kerala state are leaving nothing to chance.

Police are investigating the source and authenticity of the letter they received.

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