Tharoor claims he got death threat from D-company

Tharoor claims he got death threat from D-company

Dawood Ibrahim

Security around Tharoor has been stepped up. The  “threat” has reportedly been passed on to the Union Home Ministry. The Ministry and the Delhi police have, however, refused to confirm it.

Investigations into all cases of alleged underworld threats are dealt with by the local police. Efforts by Deccan Herald to contact Tharoor on his mobile phone on Wednesday failed as it constantly remained “busy” .

The SMS is said to be from Chhota Shakeel, the hitman of Dawood Ibrahim. Tharoor was reportedly asked to apologise to IPL commissioner Lalit Modi over the IPL Kochi team standoff. Earlier in the day, Jacob Joseph, Tharoor’s officer on special duty, alleged in a message to television channels that the junior minister had received such threats and the Ministry of Home Affairs and the police had been alerted about them.

Asked about the threat to Tharoor, Modi on Wednesday declined comment.
Modi’s friends have also claimed that the IPL commissioner himself was under threat.
Regarding Modi’s association with other IPL teams — Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab — his aides explained: “(These) owners have come on merit and their identities are known to everyone. But in case of Kochi, the person who signed the tender himself didn’t know who the owners were.”

Modi apparently has stakes in Rajasthan and Punjab teams through his relatives.
Meanwhile, police said Tharoor received the death threat from a mobile number whose SIM card was procured using forged documents by an unidentified man in the name of a gym instructor.

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