ATS on high alert after alleged IS letter threatens Modi, Parrikar

  • Agencies, Panaji
  • Updated: Jan 20, 2016 07:53 IST
Police in Goa are investigating a postcard with “ISIS initials” which threatens to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (REUTERS)

The Anti-Terrorist Squad and the Goa Police are on high alert after an anonymous letter, purportedly signed by the ISIS, has threatened to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for allegedly pursuing anti-beef policies.

“Our Anti-Terrorist Squad and all wings of Goa Police are on high alert. We are assuring safety and security. Various coordination meeting are being conducted at various levels,” said Goa Inspector General of Police Sunil Garg.

“I would not like to disclose regarding the letter. As a precaution, we are maintaining full safety. We will be providing security in Goa,” he added.

The Goa Police have circulated the letter to all police stations in the state and handed over the case to the anti-terrorist squad (ATS). The postcard threat letter was received at the state secretariat on Thursday following which the Goa Police swung into action, a senior police official said today.

The state police are investigating the letter and are trying to find the source of it.

According to reports, the name of the ISIS was written at the bottom of the postcard and it has expressed anger over ban on cow slaughter in the country.

Police said the writer used “broken English” and the postcard did not make much sense.

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