Gambhir Gets Second ISIS Threat After Cops Launch Probe

Gautam Gambhir has written to Delhi Police accusing ISIS Kashmir of threatening him of his life over an email. In July this year, security forces had nabbed three accused of ISIS connection in Anantnag in Kashmir.

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By: Rohan Dua | Pramod Kumar Singh
Updated: 24 November, 2021 10:46 am IST
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NEW DELHI: BJP East Delhi MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday received a second death threat from ‘ISIS Kashmir’.

Gambhir, who has routinely stood in solidarity with India’s security forces against terror export from Pakistan, received the first death threat on Tuesday night on his email id. Hours after the Delhi Police swung into action following his complaint on Wednesday , saying they are trying to find its origins, Gambhir received a second death threat from the same account, allegedly belonging to the global terror outfit’s Kashmir arm.

The first email from ISIS Kashmir says,” We’re going to kill you and you’re family” with no subject or sender’s name, while the second email read: “We intended to kill you, but you survived yesterday. If you love the life of your family, stay away from politics.”

In the written complaint, the MP’s staff told the Delhi Police, “ This is further to our telecon, we have received an email from ISIS Kashmir on the official mail of Hon’ble MP Sir evening at 9:32 Pm. This mail states death threat to him and his family…..I therefore request to make adequate security arrangement and lodge an FIR,”

The letter was sent to DCP central district, Daryaganj, Delhi Police.

Gambhir had recently objected to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s reference to Pakistan PM Imran Khan as “bada bhai”, meaning big brother.

“Send ur son or daughter to the border & then call a terrorist state head ur big brother! #Disgusting #Spineless,” Gambhir had tweeted while making an acerbic attack.

ISIS with its Arabic acronym, Daesh, is a militant Sunni Islamist group and former unrecognized quasi-state that follows a Salafi jihadist doctrine.

In July this year, Indian agencies had found the first ever direct connection of banned terrorist group ISIS in the Valley with arrest of one of its founding members Qasim Khorasani and two of his associates.

Khorasani, who was earlier believed in Khorasan in Afghanistan, was later found to be based in Achabal in Anantnag district with the help of Indian and foreign agencies.

Transcripts of his chatting with group members on Telegram on production and circulation of magazine Swat Al-Hind (Voice of Hind), which would propagate the idea of Wilayat Al-Hind (Islamic State province in India) was found in his possession.

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