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Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde gets threat letter from Naxals

The police official said the letter warns that the minister, a resident of Thane city, and his family members will have to pay a "heavy price" for the state government's actions against Naxals.

Published: 29th October 2021 07:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2021 07:29 PM   |  A+A-

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde (File photo| PTI)

By PTI

THANE: Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Eknath Shinde has received a threat letter suspected to have been sent by Naxals, a senior police official said on Friday.

The official, attached to the Thane Police commissionerate, said the Urban Development Minister received the threat letter 10 to 15 days back.

Shinde, a Shiv Sena leader, is also the guardian minister of Thane and Gadchiroli districts.

Gadchiroli, located in eastern Maharashtra, is a Naxal-affected district.

The police official said the letter warns that the minister, a resident of Thane city, and his family members will have to pay a "heavy price" for the state government's actions against Naxals.

He said the letter has the CPI (Maoist), a banned outfit of Naxals, written on it.

An offence under IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation) has been registered at the Wagle Estate police station here against unidentified persons, the official said.

The crime branch of the Thane city police is probing the matter, he added.



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