The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has accessed an email last month on 8th August, which in just three words talks about killing India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to sources, the NIA wrote a letter under the Ministry of Home Affairs citing details of the death threat to PM Modi.
"The NIA has received certain emails from an email ID threatening some diginitaries/agencies. The contents of the email are self-explanatory and copies of email are enclosed. It is requested to take action as deemed appropriate," the probe agency wrote in its letter to MHA.
Notably, the letter dated August 8 announces a direct threat to the Prime Minister's life, triggering alarm bells across all security agencies. The security cover for PM Modi has been beefed up in wake of the threat.
The NIA has not done any further inquiry verification on the matter, the agency stated.
Details of the email:
Sent on: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Time: 1:34:06 am
Instruction: Kill Narendra Modi
As per reports, the Ministry of Home affairs has taken up the matter with the Special Protection Group, which is responsible for the protection of Prime Minister Modi.
In the meantime, NIA has reportedly roped in the Multi-Agency Coordination Centre, which has representatives from R&AW, Intelligence Bureau, Defence Intelligence Agencies, to investigate the matter.
The development comes across as yet another instance of acute rise of 'Hate Modi' politics and inciting assassins. The origin of the email is being tracked to elements based outside India.
Earlier, Noida Police had arrested one Harbhajan Singh for making a threatening call to harm PM Modi. The 33-year-old man called the emergency number '100' and threatened to harm Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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