Several anonymous threat letters were received by Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday in Mirza Murad area of Varanasi. The letter mentioned that Purvanchal (Eastern UP) would be destroyed and save it, if one can on March 24.
The letter also cited slogan of "Pakistan Zindabad" and "ISIS Pakistan Zindabad." The police officials have registered a case against unknown person.
Asheesh Tiwari, SP (Rural) said that they have got purported ISIS threat letter last night. He said at least 5-6 similar letters were found on road in the area. The investigation is on, police said.
Uttar Pradesh: Purported ISIS threat letter recovered from Varanasi, police register case against unknown persons. pic.twitter.com/eOn90cglOm— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 22, 2017
"Got purported ISIS threat letter last night. 5-6 similar letters were found on road in Mirza Murad area; a probe is on," he said.
Got purported ISIS threat letter last night. 5-6 similar letters found on road in Mirza Murad area; investigation on:Asheesh Tiwari,SP Rural pic.twitter.com/dddGM3azil— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 22, 2017
Of late, a suspected terrorist Saifullah was killed by UP ATS officials and commandoes in the wee hours of March 8 in Thakurganj area of Lucknow.
According to UP police, Saifullah belonged to a self-proclaimed group of ISIS supporters.
The Home Minister had informed the House that eight pistols, 630 live cartridges, Rs 1.5 lakh, three mobiles phone, four sim cards, two wireless sets and some foreign currency were recovered from the place where Saifullah lived.