Anti-terrorist front leader gets threat letter from ‘Islamic State’

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 19:09 IST
All India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman MS Bitta supposedly received a threat letter from the Islamic State. (PTI File Photo)

Delhi Police have registered an FIR in connection with a threat letter purportedly sent by the Islamic State to All India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman MS Bitta.

The letter was delivered to Bitta’s residence on Talkatora Road in New Delhi, following which the matter was reported at the North Avenue police station on Monday, a police officer said on Wednesday.

On the basis of the complaint, the police registered an FIR on Tuesday under sections 506 and 507 (criminal intimidation) of IPC and took up the investigation, he said.

Bitta’s personal secretary, who filed the complaint, told police that apart from Bitta, Vinod Bhardwaj, national general secretary of the front, and other members have also been threatened by in the letter.

Last month, BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Shahnawaz Hussain had received threat letters, purportedly sent by the IS.

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