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Bundi DM receives death threat letter

The threat had everything to with her role in puja at Maandhata Balaji cenotaph and it issued a warning to sort out the matter immediately

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Bundi district collector Shivangi Swarnkar on Friday received a death threat letter via post on photocopy of a letterhead of an advocate practicing in Bundi district. The threat had everything to with her role in puja at Maandhata Balaji cenotaph and it issued a warning to sort out the matter immediately. The death threat letter was opened on Saturday following which it was handed over to the police which instantly initiated investigation into the matter.

“A handwritten letter with threat to life to Bundi district collector Shivangi Swarnkar on the photocopy of letterhead of a prominent practicing advocate in Bundi district court with no under signature and dateline was received through post at Bundi district collector’s office,” CI Bundi city police station Ramnath Singh said.

The letter warns Bundi district collector to sort out the ongoing Maandhata Balaji Puja issue on Tiger Hilltop immediately or to face threat to life, the CI said. The concerned advocate on whose letterhead photocopy the letter  was written was called to the police station, but he expressed no association with the letter claiming that the photocopy of his letterhead was misused by some unidentified person.            

“The letter is most likely to have been written by some insane person in fit of some addiction, however, police is carrying out intensive investigation in the matter,” the police official said.

Role of Bundi district collector Shivangi Swarnkar was questioned by leaders of Vishav Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other Hindu outfits in handling the Maandhata cenotaph puja issue on Tiger hilltop earlier this month.

VHP and Bajranj Dal along with other right wing organisations had called for bandh across Hadoti on January 12 with the demand to remove Kota range IG Vishal Bansal and Bundi district collector with several other demands including immediately resolving puja issue.

PUJA AT CENOTAPH

Death threat letter was written on a photocopy of letterhead of an advocate practicing in Bundi district. The threat had everything to with her role in puja at Maandhata Balaji cenotaph and it issued a warning to sort out the matter immediately. 

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