NEW DELHI: Anti corruption crusader and social activist Anna Hazare has received a threat letter stating that he would be ‘bumped off’ if continues to be with Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal and does not disassociate himself with him.
A case has been filed under Section 506 (Criminal Intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at the Parner Police Station in Ahmednagar, a police official from Parner informed.
“The letter is dated August 7 and is mostly written in English,” the official said adding that the Office of Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi registered a formal complaint at Parner Police Station on Tuesday.
Warning the Gandhian to stay in his Ralegan Siddhi village, the letter has also warned the audacious activist of dire consequences and meeting the fate of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar who was killed in Pune two years back if he continued to support the AAP Chief.
Written in Hindi and Marathi also, the handwritten letter was received by Hazare’s office three days ago.
78-year-old Hazare who is presently in Rohtak, Haryana to commence his campaign against the Land Acquisition Bill and ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) has already been given ‘Z’ security following the threat.
According to the sources, the Maharashtra Police have already alerted its counterparts in Haryana after receiving the complaint from Hazare’s office.
Hazare had received such threat letter in the past also but the government had provided him security following Pansare’s killing in February this year. Now, a permanent police group is deployed in his village and the police have reportedly asked the social activist to move to a safer place.
Anna Hazare had met Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia last month at the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi and told them that Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav should not have been expelled from the party. He further suggested the AAP duos that there should be reconciliation as the two are ‘old colleagues’.