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Threat mail to Mizoram CM,cops question school owner

The police have questioned Chhawnthuama,the owner of a well-known residential school in Aizawl’s Durtlang neighbourhood.

The police have questioned a prominent Aizawl-based educationist for allegedly sending Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla an “offensive” and “threatening” SMS soon after the Congress came back to power in the just concluded Assembly polls.

The SMS alleged that the Congress’s sweep of the polls was a result of “EVM rigging” and “misuse” of the election machinery. It also contained a veiled threat of lives being at risk. The sender identified himself as “phantom”.

Sent before the formation of the government,Lal Thanhawla is said to have taken “serious offence” and immediately lodged an FIR at the Aizawl Police Station.

The police have questioned Chhawnthuama,the owner of a well-known residential school in Aizawl’s Durtlang neighbourhood. Although the SIM card was not a regularly used one,investigators said the handset has been traced to him. The educationist has however not been formally charged.

A phone-call made by Chhawnthuama’s cell number elicited a computer-generated response that said incoming calls have been barred.