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Letter to Maria threatens terror attacks in city

Signed under the name Suicide Mujahideen, the letter says, ‘You were lucky in 1993, stop us now if you can’ Signed under the name Suicide Mujahideen, the letter says, ‘You were lucky in 1993, stop us now if you can’
Express News Service | Mumbai | Posted: July 27, 2014 5:20 pm | Updated: July 28, 2014 12:16 am

A letter addressed to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria threatening a terrorist attack in the city was sent to the main police control room post Friday afternoon. Maria said the letter, written both in English and Hindi, was signed under the name “Suicide Mujahideen”.

The hand-written letter, partly in English and partly in Hindi, mentioned the first terror attack in the city in 1993. “The letter was received by the main control room and addressed to me. ‘You were lucky in 1993, stop us now if you can’, it read. We have initiated an inquiry into the matter,” Maria said.

The police said the letter also spoke of a threat to Jewish establishments and synagogues in the city on July 25.

This is not the first time Maria has received threats. Till late 2013, he received threats from terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, which vowed to avenge arrests of its members between 2008 and 2013 by the Mumbai Crime Branch and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad. With Eid this week, the Mumbai police are on high alert , sources said.

mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com

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