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Bundi district collector receives threat letter

Press Trust of India  |  Bundi (Raj) 

The district collector's office has received a letter, which threatened her to solve the issue of Hindu groups demanding permission to perform a at the Maandhata Balaji on the Tiger Hill here, or face consequences, police said today.

The office of Shivangi Swarnkar received the handwritten letter on Friday. It was opened yesterday and later handed over to the police for investigation.

The letter was written on a photocopy of the letterhead of a practising in a district It was without a signature or date and was sent by post to the collector's office, Circle in-charge, City Police Station, Ramnath Singh said.

The letter threatened Swarnkar to solve the Maandhata Balaji issue on Tiger hill or face consequences, the CI said.

The was called to the police station but he said his letterhead was misused by some unidentified people, Singh said.

The matter is under investigation, the said.

Right-wing Hindu organisations had called for the removal of the and Kota Range IG Vishal Bansal over the issue.

Following demands for a at the cenotaph, the had ordered suspension of till January 10 and imposition of prohibitory orders.

The district administration later allowed forest department officials to perform the ceremony at the holy site, agreeing to the demands by Hindu Mahasabha to perform worship and light a lamp at the

The administration, however, restricted any other organisation or person from performing the puja until the complete on the hill top was constructed and a report on the historical authenticity of the monument was received.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 16:05 IST