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BSP MLA gets extortion threat from ‘Dawood’

THE ASIAN AGE. | AMITA VERMA
Published : Aug 13, 2018, 12:21 am IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2018, 12:21 am IST

The BSP MLA has filed a complaint in this regard at the Gomti Nagar police station and the police have initiated an investigation into the case.

Dawood Ibrahim
 Dawood Ibrahim

Lucknow: BSP MLA Uma Shankar Singh has received an email demanding Rs 1 crore ransom from the underworld.

According to the MLA, the email has a photograph of gangster Dawood Ibrahim attached to it. He said that he has received the threat that if he fails to give the money, he will be killed. He has also got a message with the same demand.

The BSP MLA has filed a complaint in this regard at the Gomti Nagar police station and the police have initiated an investigation into the case. It may be recalled that in May this year, over a dozen Bhartiya Janata Party MLAs had complained of getting threat calls from underworld demanding a ransom of Rs 10 lakh each.

The UP police, on the directions of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, had set up a special investigation team to probe the phone messages that threatened death to family members of the BJP MLAs. The extortion threats were issued in the name of a gangster who once worked with Dawood.

The calls were made from a landline number registered in Texas (US) which has a WhatsApp facility. ADG (law and order) Anand Kumar said the police had obtained the IP address being used for sending the messages.

Tags: dawood ibrahim, uma shankar singh
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow