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Postcard threatening PM Modi, Parrikar a prank: Goa Police

india Updated: Feb 02, 2016 23:32 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

A file photo shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi with defence minister Manohar Parrikar. A postcard mailed to the Goa secretariat bearing the initials of the Islamic State and a warning to Modi and Parrikar has turned out to be a hoax.(HT Photo)

A postcard mailed to the Goa secretariat bearing the initials of the Islamic State and a warning to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Manohar Parrikar for pursuing “anti-beef” policies was a hoax, police said on Tuesday.

Inspector general of police Sunil Garg told reporters that extensive investigation conducted over the postcard, whose content was “written in poor English” and in a capital letter scrawl, had led police to the conclusion.

“It was a prank. There is nothing to the letter,” Garg said.

On January 19, police had said its anti-terror squad was investigating a postcard which arrived at the secretariat and which threatened former chief minister Parrikar and Modi with dire consequences. The letter was handed over to Goa Police by state administration officials.