Badaun killings: Judge receives threat letter; asked to get transfer or face acid attack

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Lucknow, Nov 3: The Badaun killings of two cousin sisters that raised the question on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, has now come to haunt the judge, who is presiding over the case.

According to a TOI report, the judge of the district court has received an anonymous letter that threatens him to throw acid over him, if he doesn't get himself transferred to any other district.

The sender of the letter has been identified as Jaipal, son of Zalim. The letter also bears a mobile number.

The letter was reportedly pasted outside the court by some unknown persons. However, the judge is said to be on leave till November 4.

As soon as the letter came into the notice of the court staff, the matter was reported to the Civil Lines Police station.

A case of issuing threat of death under Section 506 of the IPC has been registered and the police is probing the matter.

The police officials called on the mobile number that was mentioned in the letter, but it has been switched off.

A police official said that they will hold discussion with the judge when he joins office on November 5 and accordingly, security will be accorded to him at the court as well as at his residence.

The two cousin sisters--aged 14 and 15--were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district in UP in the last week of May, an incident that sparked national outrage with the Samajwadi Party government in the state coming under fire on the issue of law and order situation.

In September, angry over the case developments, the family of the slain sisters had asked for withdrawal of the security cover provided to them and repeated their threat that they will all end their lives by hanging from the same tree if they failed to get justice.

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