Death Threat To Sharad Pawar: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis have assured action after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar was threatened with death on social media. Shinde tweeted that the government has taken the threat seriously.
He said, “Talked to the police officers on the phone and have given instructions for the investigation.” Sharad Pawar is a big leader of the country. It is the responsibility of the government to protect them, the government will fulfill it. Police have been instructed to increase security if needed.
Whereas Devendra Fadnavis said, “Maharashtra has a good tradition of politics. There are differences at the political level, but there is no difference of opinion. Threatening any leader will not be tolerated.
What did the police say?
A senior police officer told that taking cognizance of the matter, the Mumbai Police is registering an FIR. A delegation of NCP workers led by Pawar’s daughter and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule met Mumbai Police chief Vivek Phansalkar and demanded action.
Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar said that the threat message was sent by a person named Sourav Pimpalkar, whose social media profile states that he is a BJP supporter. He said that instead of misusing the freedom of expression, one should fight the ideological battle in a civilized manner.
NCP leaders told the police that Pawar (82) received a message on Facebook which read, “Unka bhi (Narendra) Dabholkar jaisa hash hoga hoga.” On August 20, 2013, Narendra Dabholkar, who fought against superstition, was shot dead by unknown bike-borne assailants during his morning walk in Pune.
Sule shared pictures of the threatening message with the police. A senior police officer told ‘PTI’ that they have been told about the threats received by the NCP chief on social media platforms. He said, “We are looking into it. We have started the investigation.
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