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Mumbai police upgrade security for Sonu Nigam, 2 BJP MLAs after alert from J&K police

A senior IPS officer from Mumbai police said the intelligence was shared by the J&K police recently

mumbai Updated: Feb 06, 2018 16:39 IST
Rahul Mahajani
In April 2017, Sonu Nigam courted controversy over a tweet in which he complained of ‘forced religiousness’.
In April 2017, Sonu Nigam courted controversy over a tweet in which he complained of ‘forced religiousness’. (HT FILE)

The Mumbai police have upgraded security given to singer Sonu Nigam and two BJP MLAs after receiving intelligence from J&K police about threat to their lives.

A senior IPS officer from Mumbai police said the intelligence was shared by the J&K police recently. He added the J&K police, while questioning a suspect arrested in Kashmir, learnt about a possible attack on Nigam and the two MLAs after which Mumbai police and state intelligence department (SID) were alerted.

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Additional commissioner of police (Protection) RD Shinde said he cannot recollect the number police personnel protecting the trio before they received the alert.

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In April 2017, Nigam courted controversy over a tweet in which he complained of ‘forced religiousness’ on being woken up by azaan even though he is not a Muslim.