Surgical strikes: Sanjay Nirupam claims he got ‘threat call’ from gangster over remarks

Nirupam, whose comment on surgical strikes sparked strong reactions from across political spectrum, sought to blame the BJP government on the alleged threat he received.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:October 7, 2016 4:25 pm
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Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam, who stoked a row by raising doubts on the surgical strikes, on Friday claimed he had received a “threat call” from alleged gangster Ravi Pujari asking him to tender a public apology over his remarks. Speaking to reporters here, Nirupam said Pujari called on his residence landline on October 5 around 11.15 am from a foreign number and he had filed a police complaint at the Versova police station. According to Nirupam, he and his family members were threatened with dire consequences if he failed to tender a public apology over his remarks on the cross-LoC army action.

“I have filed a complaint with Versova police about the threat,” he said, adding that so far neither Mumbai Police Commissioner nor any other authority has sought information from him in this connection.

Nirupam, whose comment on surgical strikes sparked strong reactions from across political spectrum, sought to blame the BJP government on the alleged threat he received.

“Will Opposition leaders be now threatened through goondas (criminals and hooligans). I am a leader who is from the masses. Why am I being threatened,” Nirupam asked.

Unfazed by the attack over the issue, Nirupam said “earlier too such strikes have taken place. But now it has been politicised. Why should evidence not be demanded on the strikes. If Pakistan is campaigning against us, evidence should be placed. We are proud of our Army.”

Targetting the BJP, he said the ruling party is indulging in politics over the blood of soldiers. “We will definitely ask questions. This has never happened before,” he added.

Earlier this week, Nirupam had questioned the veracity of the surgical strikes by the Army but the Congress leadership dissociated itself from his remarks, saying it had full faith in the armed forces.

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    Chander Pal
    Oct 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    He must be making case for Z security. Reminds me of a film in which Ajay Devgun has a good go at a politician. Strange how much that actor resembles S N..pum.
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    IML sood
    Oct 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    Ravi righty said that all such elements are in Cong. Party and therefore why blame others .Find out some sensible gangster from his own party must have warned him not to meddle in Armed Forces affairs as they will settle with him also like they do with every terrorist .
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    Tony
    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    Ravi is better indian then you ....
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    Tony
    Oct 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    Serves you right, you traitors are beyond redemption
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    Arvind
    Oct 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm
    The Gangster seems to be more patriotic than this self serving petty politician with many teeth.
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    Narender Balda
    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:47 am
    He learnt drama tricks from Kejriwal to stay in media
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    rajeev
    Oct 7, 2016 at 11:42 am
    He has learned art of being in news from Bigg Boss
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    Sriniwasan
    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    First of all,how did he know it was Ravi Pujari.When did Gangsters start introducing themselves?uming this Bihari has received the call,his landline phone will have definitely call recording facility.lt;br/gt;Also,is the PCC President so poor that he doesn't have a secretary and does he answer all the incoming calls himself?I feel for filing a false complaint,he should be sent to jail
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