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Minister Nandi gets threat, ransom call

An police complaint was lodged on Wednesday night against the unidentified person and they are hunting for him through the mobile number, police said.

india Updated: May 17, 2019 02:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
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The caller threatened to kill the minister in another bomb attack and hurled abuses on him and his family members, police said. (HT Photo)

An unidentified miscreant allegedly threatened to kill Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Nand Gopal Gupta aka Nandi if he did not pay a ransom of Rs 5 crore to him.

The caller threatened to kill the minister in another bomb attack and hurled abuses on him and his family members, police said.

In 2010, the minister had faced a deadly bomb attack in which his gunner and a journalist lost their lives.

An police complaint was lodged on Wednesday night against the unidentified person and they are hunting for him through the mobile number, police said.

In the complaint, Nandi’s legal advisor Subhash Vajpai said an unidentified person made a call on the minister’s mobile on May 12. The caller abused the minister and threatened to kill him in another bomb attack . The caller asked him to give Rs 5 crore or face the attack. A few minutes later, an SMS was also sent on the minister’s mobile from the same number containing abuses against him and his kin.

“The caller said the minister escaped the last attack on him but this time he will definitely be eliminated”, Vajpai said in the complaint.

Vajpai demanded early arrest of the miscreant.

SP, crime, Ashutosh Mishra said the threat has been taken seriously. Efforts are on to trace the caller through electronic surveillance, he added

‘Nandi’ and his wife Abhilasha Gupta, the present mayor of Prayagraj, have from time to time received several threat calls. Some of the culprits were arrested but they claimed to have made the calls only to have fun.

First Published: May 17, 2019 02:38 IST