Mumbai cop receives letter from Islamic State threating to kill Pune ATS officer and his family

A Mumbai police officer has received a letter, reportedly from the terrorist group Islamic State, where a Pune ATS officer ACP Bhanupratap Barge and his family have been threatened of death.

Barge has been associated with several terror probes in the past, including the de-radicalisation of a 16-year-old Muslim girl from Pune who was in touch with the IS, reports DNA.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

CNN-IBN reported that the authorities received the letter around two weeks ago and have initiated a probe.

According to the ATS, the girl got attracted to the IS ideology after watching a documentary on television and subsequently following related news on Al Jazeera channel, reports Zee.

“Later, she used the Internet to get in touch with ISIS contacts and got in touch with about 200 young people from different countries. An interrogation of her revealed that she was told to come to Syria for medical education and for further initiation,” Barge had said, reports the Hindustan Times.

Updated Date: Jan 13, 2016 15:08 PM

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