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Received death threat from fugitive gangster: Jignesh Mevani

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

leader and Independent MLA from today alleged that he had received a death threat from a person who identified himself as fugitive gangster

The claimed that he has been receiving similar threats over the last two days and the latest came on his old mobile number, which is currently being used by his associate

"Today again I received a threat call on my original number from a person introducing himself as from Australia, and he also sent a text message, saying - Stop giving provocative speech or will shoot you. is also in my list," Mevani tweeted.

According to Parmar, he received a call from a person claiming to be Pujari, who asked him whether he had read the text message.

"In that message, sent from another number, the person warned Mevani to stop giving provocative speeches, saying otherwise he will shoot Mevani.

"He even said that student activist is also on his hit list," Parmar told

Mevani claimed that this was the third death threat he had received in as many days.

Parmar has informed the police in district about the latest alleged threat call. He had lodged a complaint about the first threat call on June 6.

"As we are already investigating the case after the FIR was registered on June 6, we will include this fresh incident in the ongoing probe," said R P Zala.

On June 6, Parmar, who manages Mevani's office in Vadgam and carries a mobile phone with the MLA's old number, lodged a complaint that a person who identified himself as "Rajvir Mishra" called him and threatened to shoot Mevani.

Yesterday, Parmar claimed that someone called from the same number again and threatened that Mevani should "get ready to pay the price".

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

First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 20:35 IST