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MLA claims threat to life from Dawood, police launch probe

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Claiming threat to his life from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, a BSP MLA from has lodged a complaint with the police, which are probing the case.

"On August 6, I got a text message asking me to check my email. I did not take it seriously then and thought I would check it later, as at that time I was in Generally I get emails from youngsters who send their biodata to me, so I thought I would check it some time later," MLA told reporters here today.

Singh is an MLA from Rasra in district.

He said two days later he got another message from the same number.

"On August 8, I got a message from the same number which read 'last warning, jeena yaa marna Rs 1 crore'," he said.

"On checking the email, I saw the photograph of The email also said 'Uma Shankar, you are serving the people of If you want to continue this, then give Rs 1 crore, else one bullet is enough for you. And we can kill you at any point of time'," the said.

The BSP MLA said, "When I checked the number on the truecaller (a mobile application to detect the person handling a particular mobile number), it was text group."

"Singh has lodged a police complaint in this regard and an FIR has been registered against unknown persons under various sections of the IPC and the IT Act for threatening him via text messages and email," said SO Gomtinagar DP Tiwari.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 15:20 IST
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