Death Threat to Tripura CM Manik Sarkar
An unidentified person has given a death threat to Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, police said on Friday. The threat appeared in a Facebook post by one Riya Roy on behalf of the 'World Anti-Communist Council' which said anybody who kills Sarkar would be awarded Rs 5 Lakh. Police has suo motu registered a case, saying the post was suspected to have used a fake name.
A FIR in connection with the post was lodged by one Subrata Chakrabarty, who received the post from Roy. Chakraborty, a resident of Bardowali in Tripiura, suspects the post is the handiwork of a gang of criminals.
The post reads: “This person is the Chief Minister of Tripura state. He has numerous crimes to his credit. We issue FATWA on behalf of World Anti-Communist Council and announce a reward of Rs.5.5 LACS only for chopping down his head. Payment will be wire transferred to any bank A/c. Kindly provide bank details once the FATWA is executed.”
“We registered a case suo motu on (Thursday) after the post came to our notice. There is a set procedure for such cases and we will try to find out who posted the message,” inspector-general (law and order) KV Sreejesh told New Indian Express.