- Pragya Thakur receives death threat.
- Called identifies himself gangster Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar's.
- Case filed under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication).
Indore: BJP MP from Indore on Saturday received death threats from a caller who identifies himself as fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s man. It is learnt that he threatened to kill her for “spreading venom against Muslims”.
A purported video that has been going viral where the Indore MP is seen speaking with the caller when he made a threat call. Following this, Ms Thakur filed a complaint at T T Nagar police station early on Saturday. In the video, she is seen sitting on a chair talking to the caller, who claims that he is Iqbal Kaskar’s man and will kill her soon for making comments against Muslims. When she asked who Iqbal Kaskar is, the caller said she would know soon about him when she gets killed.
“Following her complaint about getting the threat call, a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) was registered in the wee hours on Saturday,” T T Nagar police station’s in-charge Chen Singh Raghuvanshi told reporters.
Thakur had recently supported now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad. The alleged derogatory remarks by Sharma sparked outrage among the Muslim community in India and the Islamic countries.