Judge threatened to dismiss sedition case against CM

  • PTI, None, Allahabad
  • Updated: Jul 05, 2014 19:34 IST

A judge in a local court here received a letter on Saturday from a person, claiming to be a top operative of the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba, who had threatened to kill him if he refused to dismiss a case filed against chief minister Omar Abdullah.

"We have received a complaint from judicial magistrate Gyanendra Tripathi about a letter in which the sender has called himself the LeT's Pak-occupied Kashmir unit's chief and asked the judge to quash the case against the chief minister. He even threatened to attack him with bombs if he failed to do so", said Manzil Saini, senior superintendent of police, Allahabad.

Saini stated that the local intelligence unit had been directed to investigate the case, though it appeared to be a hoax prima facie. "The letter was sent through speed post and all the information given in the column meant for the sender has turned out to be fake," she added.

Following Abdullah's criticism of statements by central ministers on Article 370 of the Constitution, a local advocate had filed a complaint in May this year. The advocate, in his complaint, had requested that Abdullah be tried for sedition for his statement that "either Article 370 will exist or Jammu and Kashmir will not be a part of India."

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