New Delhi: The Delhi Police have registered an FIR in connection with a threat letter purportedly sent by Islamic State to All India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman M S Bitta.
The letter was delivered to Bitta's residence on Talkatora Road, following which the matter was reported at the North Avenue police station on Monday, a police officer said on Wednesday.
Delhi police. Representational image. AFP
On the basis of the complaint, the police registered an FIR on Tuesday under sections 506 and 507 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and took up investigation, he said.
Bitta's personal secretary, who filed the complaint, told the police that apart from Bitta, Vinod Bhardwaj, national general secretary of the front, and other members have also been threatened by in the letter.
Last month, BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Shahnawaz Hussain had received threat letters purportedly sent by the Islamic State.