Former South Mumbai MP Milind Deora has complained to the Mumbai police of receiving a threat letter demanding a ransom of Rs 25 crore. The letter warned Deora of dire consequences if the ransom was not paid.
According to the Mumbai police, Deora received the letter last Friday at his Khetan Bhawan office in Churchgate. The threat letter was allegedly sent by a man named Ripudaman Singh, resident of Sahil Ganj in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
"The handwritten threat letter is in Hindi. Singh in the letter has warned of dire consequences if the ransom of Rs 25 crore is not paid," said a police officer.
LK Sajeev, Deora's PA, lodged a complaint in writing along with the threat letter at the Marine Drive police station for action, the officer added.
Police officials said that it will locate the GPO from where the letter was posted and will try to match the handwriting with suspects. "We will also increase security for Deora," the police officer said.
Deora, a two time Congress MP and former union minister of state, lost to Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant by a margin of 1,28,148 votes in the recently held Lok Sabha election.
"The inspection of the letter revealed that Deora's address was not mentioned. It only had his name followed by Mumbai, Maharashtra. It appears to be a mischief," said Krishna Prakash, Additional Commissioner of Police.
"The necessary examination and inquiry into the threat is being carried out by us," Prakash added.
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Updated Date: Jun 05, 2014 21:50:20 IST