Rajasthan police rope in Google to trace threat mail

Interpol has also been asked to help find people mailing on behalf of IM

The Special Operation Group of Rajasthan Police has registered a case against unidentified people for sending threatening emails to 16 state ministers on behalf of terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen. 

The investigation has reached a deadlock as the police have sought information from Google.

Sources in the police department said since Google headquarters in California will have to provide the inputs, the process will take some time and the police can proceed with concrete evidence later. “In other mails, detecting Internet Protocol (IP) address is easy. But gmail reveals IP address of its own server, instead of showing IP address of its client. So we have contacted Google to share the details,” said a senior police official.

Officials said that normally Google takes 7-10 days to share such information. In a bid to speed up the process, police has also taken help of Interpol.

The police have also started investigation in another unusual case.  The state police have received inputs from intelligence agencies that around one dozen foreign nationals are preaching their religion and holding religious camps in Mewat area of eastern Rajasthan. Mewat is among the most sensitive areas.

According to reports with police around 12 foreign nationals were touring Mewat area.

They had come on tourist visa and did not take any permission from the local police before preaching their religion. 

The police carried out initial investigation and have given a detail report to CID branch. Sources said that the group of foreign nationals included people from Indonesia, Malaysia, Zambia, South Africa and Thailand. The group mostly toured in villages like Zurhari, Naugaon, Pai, Kaithwada, Pahari and Kama, which are minority frequented areas.

There is no tourist destination in these villages and the police are interrogating the locals to find out the reason behind the visit of foreign nationals.

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