A central security agency on Thursday received an email threatening to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and blow up the Narendra Modi stadium in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.
In the mail, a demand of Rs 500 crore from the government was made. They also demanded gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to surrender.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) alerted the Mumbai Police about the threat email and immediately shared its content with various agencies concerned with the PM’s security, besides the Gujarat Police.
On Thursday morning, the city police control room received an alert from the NIA stating that a threat email was received.
The email stated, “Tumhari sarkar se hume 500 crore aur Lawrence bishnoi chahiye nahi to kal hum Narendra Modi ke sath narendra Modi stadium bhi uda denge. Hindustan me sabkuch bikta hai to humne bhi kuch kharid liya hai kitna bhi sequre karlo humse nahi bacha paoge agar baat karni hai to is mail par hi bat karna. (We will blow up Narendra Modi and the Narendra Modi stadium if the government does not give us Rs 500 crore and Lawrence Bishnoi. Everything sells in Hindustan, so we too have bought something. No matter how much you secure, you won’t be able to remain safe from us. If you wish to talk, do so on this email).”
Mumbai police have since stepped up security as the city is set to host five World Cup cricket matches at Wankhede Stadium. They are also trying to determine the origin of the email, a source said.