Judge gets threat ‘LeT’ letter

The letter was sent through speed post and information given in the column meant for the sender has turned out to be fake.

By: Press Trust of India | Allahabad | Published:July 6, 2014 3:55 am

A judge in a local court here has received a letter from a person claiming to be a top operative of terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba who has threatened to kill him if he did not dismiss a case filed against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

“We have received a complaint from Judicial Magistrate Gyanendra Tripathi about a letter in which the sender has called himself the LeT’s Pak-occupied Kashmir unit’s chief and asked the judge to quash the case against the J-K CM. He threatened to attack him with bombs if he failed to do so,”  SSP, Allahabad, Manzil Saini said. “Prima facie it appears to be a hoax. The letter was sent through speed post and information given in the column meant for the sender has turned out to be fake.”

After Abdullah’s criticism of central ministers statement on Article 370 of the Constitution, a local advocate had filed a complaint in May at Tripathi’s court with the request that the J-K CM be tried for sedition.

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