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Postcard threatening PM Modi, Parrikar a prank: Goa Police

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.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2016 23:32 IST
IANS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi,Manohar Parrikar,Threat mail
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.

First Published: Feb 02, 2016 23:32 IST