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E-mail threatens to disrupt 2nd Test in Kolkata

November 27, 2007 00:26 IST

An E-mail threatening to disrupt the second India-Pakistan cricket test, starting at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 30, and kill the Pakistani players has sent security forces into a tizzy.

The two-page E-mail was received by a private TV channel, which forwarded it to the Kolkata Police at around 1700 hours on Monday, Commissioner of Police Goutam Mohan Chakraborty told PTI after a high-level meeting at the city police headquarters.

The meeting was attended by Joint CPs S N Sarkar, Zulfikar Hasan, Sudhir Mishra and Pradip Chatterjee, Deputy Commissioners Vishal Garg and Vineet Goyel.

The meeting took stock of the security system in Eden and decided how to beef up the arrangement for the test. It was decided that close circuit TV would be installed at 17 gates of Eden, Joint CP Sarkar said.

CAB President and former Kolkata Police Commissioner Prasum Mukherjee and joint secretary Samar Pal also said that the association is completely in the dark about the E-mail.

"Nobody has told us anything, neither the Kolkata Police nor any of the two teams," Pal said, when asked whether CAB, the local organiser of test match, was in touch with the Pakistan team in this regard.

Coverage: Pakistan's Tour of India, 2007
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