In what appears to be one of the biggest threats to national security in the country, the National Investigation Agency has accessed an email with an instruction threatening to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The NIA wrote a letter under the Ministry of Home Affairs citing details of the death threat to PM Modi.
“The NIA has received certain emails from an email ID threatening some diginitaries/agencies. The contents of the email are self-explanatory and copies of email are enclosed. It is requested to take action as deemed appropriate,” the probe agency wrote in its letter.
The letter dated August 8 announces a direct threat to the Prime Minister’s life, triggering alarm bells across all security agencies. The security cover for PM Modi has been enhanced in wake of the threat.
The NIA has not done any inquiry verification on the matter, the agency further stated.
Details of the email:
From: [email protected]
Sent on: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Time: 1:34:06 am
Instruction: Kill Narendra Modi
The MHA has taken up the matter with the Special Protection Group, which is responsible for the protection of Prime Minister Modi.
Meanwhile, the NIA has roped in the Multi-Agency Coordination Centre, which has representatives from R&AW, Intelligence Bureau, Defence Intelligence Agencies, to investigate the matter.
The development comes across as yet another instance of acute rise of ‘Hate Modi’ politics and inciting assassins. The origin of the email is being tracked to elements based outside India.