FIR against Ravi Poojary for threatening Shehla Rashid

FIR against Ravi Poojary for threatening Shehla Rashid

Shehla Rashid. File photo.

The Jammu & Kashmir Police have filed a case against underworld don Ravi Poojary for allegedly threatening JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid Shora.

Shehla filed a complaint against Poojary in Srinagar under Section 506 of the RPC. "The FIR was filed on my complaint against Poojary for a threatening SMS that he sent to me, hours after the attack on Umar Khalid,” she said in a statement.

Shehla claimed that Poojary had warned her, JNU student-leader Umar Khalid and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, and asked them to "shut up".

“Meanwhile, got this death threat from right-wing Hindutvawadi fundamentalist Ravi Poojary. He warns Umar Khalid, Jignesh Mevani and me to shut up! Threat by SMS #DigitalIndia (sic)," she tweeted.

In a message to Shehla, the screenshot of which the student activist put up on Twitter, Poojary says, "Just shut your mouth or we will shut your mouth forever. Tell Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani also. Mafia don Ravi Poojary".

The FIR was lodged hours after Umar Khalid was attacked outside the Constitution Club in Delhi by an unidentified gunman. He escaped unhurt.

After the attack on Khalid, Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of J&K, tweeted: “Wage a motivated hate campaign against individuals & sooner or later someone will feel emboldened enough to take the law into their own hands. The attack on @UmarKhalidJNU is the direct result of the relentless hate campaign using both social & mainstream media. Glad he’s well (sic).”