BJP MP gets 'Islamic State' threats

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tarun Vijay has received threats from groups claiming to be linked with Islamic State for writing on the Kashmir issue and terrorism. His e-mail ID was also hacked twice last month and ‘nasty e-mails’ were sent to all his contacts.

A case was registered after the MP from Uttarakhand spoke with Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi. Vijay claimed that his yahoo account was hacked in the first week of May.

“I was receiving threatening emails from some Islamic groups, but I did not care and deleted them,” Vijay said in his complaint.

He was, however, forced to approach police after the hacker sent emails to all his contacts.

During Vijay’s first interaction with Bassi, he was promised that a policeman will contact him immediately. But Vijay was not contacted. He then went to the Economic Offences wing police station and an FIR was filed on Tuesday.

Vijay has also informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Home Secretary L C Goyal.

The case is being probed by the Delhi Police cyber cell under section 66 (computer related offences) and 66-C (identity theft) of the Information Technology Act.
Vijay, 54, was the editor of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) weekly Panchajanya from 1986 to 2008, and contributes articles to other publications.

Last year in Rajya Sabha, Vijay raised the demand to abolish the two-flag system in Jammu and Kashmir.

In January, he posted online an article ‘Kural Can Help Curb Extremism’, arguing that following the path of classical Tamil text Thirukkural was the solution to terrorism.

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