BSP MLA claims threat to life from Dawood Ibrahim, police launch probe

Claiming threat to his life from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, a BSP MLA from Ballia has lodged a complaint with the police, which are probing the case.

Published: 13th August 2018 01:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2018 05:38 AM   |  A+A-

Dawood Ibrahim

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim (Photo | File)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: BSP deputy legislative party leader Uma Shankar Singh has received an extortion threat over email from an unknown source demanding `1 crore.

In May, over 20 BJP MLAs had received extortion WhatsApp messages and calls demanding `10 lakh each within three days. Failure would result in death of family members, warned the messages sent in the name of gangster Ali Budesh Bhai. He was once a close associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

According to the MLA from Rasra in Ballia district, he received a text message from a mobile phone and the sender identified himself as ‘Dawood Ebrahim Tax’. “Initially, I received a text message on August 6 and it asked me to check my personal e-mail. I ignored the message and it was repeated on August 8.”
The second message read: “Last warning ..yes or no.”

On checking his mail, the MLA found a chilling message. “Warning Jina hai ya marna hai...tu decide kar...tere liye 1 goli kafi hai...main nahi chahta ki Baghi Ballia ka Janta ka Sewak dunia chhod de...kimat 1 crore...yes ya no... (Warning you want to live or decide...just one bullet is enough for you...I don’t want baghi Ballia’s worker to 1 crore...yes or no).’’

Singh reached the Gomti Nagar police station, Lucknow and lodged an FIR against the unidentified sender of the text message and the e-mail.  “My family is worried. It should be probed in the right earnest.”

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