Nation Current Affairs 24 May 2018 12 UP MLAs get threa ...

12 UP MLAs get threats from Dubai; SIT to probe

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Published May 24, 2018, 2:38 am IST
Updated May 24, 2018, 2:38 am IST
Yogi Adityanath has directed top police officials to investigate the matter at the earliest and ensure strict punishment for the offenders.
Yogi Adityanath (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 Yogi Adityanath (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Lucknow: After BJP MLA from Dibai Anita Rajput received an extortion call from Dubai, 11 more BJP MLAs have received similar calls and messages. All the MLAs got WhatsApp messages from +1(903)329-4240 and all of them were asked to pay a sum of Rs 10 lakhs, failing which their family members would be killed.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed top police officials to investigate the matter at the earliest and ensure strict punishment for the offenders. The state government has asked a special task force to investigate and crack the case at the earliest. “The person sending the messages is using proxy servers and we are trying to decipher the IP address. ,” UP DGP O.P. Singh said.

 

A senior police official said a server in Texas was being used in Bahrain, and the messages and calls were being sent through the Internet. The sender in all these cases identified himself as Ali Budhesh Bhai.

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