‘ISIS letter’ threatens Manohar Parrikar

Goa Police have circulated the letter to all police stations and have handed over the case to the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS).

By: Express News Service | Panaji | Updated: January 20, 2016 1:40 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Police in Goa are investigating a postcard with “ISIS initials” which threatens to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. According to police, the postcard reached the Goa Secretariat on January 14 when the winter session was on.

Police said the writer used “broken English” and the postcard did not make much sense.

Investigating officers have confirmed that the letter originated from the post office at Panaji, and efforts are on to trace the sender. “It is very important to trace the sender. Though anyone can scribble ISIS, they could be a member of the organisation or could be indoctrinated with its ideology,” said a senior officer, adding that it will be sent to a forensic lab for more tests.