BJP MLA receives letter with bomb threat against Amit Shah; alerts Cops
New Delhi, July 02: BJP MLA from Ganj Basoda, Leena Jain on Monday approached the police stating that she has received a letter in which a person threatened to blow up Union Home Minister Amit Shah whenever he visits the town, and also kill her.
Ganj Basoda is a tehsil in the state's Vidisha district.
"Personal Assistant of MLA, Satish Srivastava presented a letter to us. He said that the letter was sent at his office via post. The letter has threatened to blow up the railway station, hospital, police station, the MLA and the Union Home Minister," Town Inspector, Ganj Basoda Prakash Sharma told reporters here.
"BJP MLA Leena Jain has complained to police that she has received a hand-written letter threatening to kill her and also BJP president and Union Home Minister in a bomb blast whenever he visits Ganjbasoda town," Vidisha Superintendent of Police Vinayak Verma told PTI.
MP: Leena Jain, BJP MLA from Ganj Basoda,Vidisha has received a letter via post that threatens to blow her up,HM Amit Shah as well as local bus stand,railway station&govt hospital. Police says,"security has been tightened in the area.Bomb disposal squad has been called." (July 1) pic.twitter.com/s6IEAdxH7F— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
The letter also threatened to blow up the local bus stand, railway station and government hospital, the SP informed.
The local railway station and government hospital and a few other places have been searched, the SP said, adding that prima facie it looked like the handiwork of a "mentally unstable person".
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up. Search operations are being carried out.