‘Mystery caller’ offers Indian man Rs50 crore to assassinate PM Modi

Indian man informed police of a mystery call he suspected came from Pakistan

News Desk May 22, 2017
Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the "Vibrant Gujarat Summit" at Gandhinagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Indian man informed the police of a mystery call he suspected came from Pakistan, during which he was allegedly offered a sum of Rs500 million to help assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally.

The man received the call in Satna district, claiming the call came from a Pakistani number +79651219. According to the police in the district, Kushal Soni was offered a sum to assassinate the prime minister in a Mumbai rally. Soni claimed the caller had hired two people and needed a third, for which he was willing to pay as much money as was demanded for the job.

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Initially Soni had not taken the call seriously, later, however, he informed the district police. Superintendent of the police, Mithlesh Kumar said, “We are investigating the matter. Things will be clearer more after the investigation and if it was a hoax call or not.”

However, the  Madhya Pradesh police later found that the call was not from Pakistan but instead from Kazakhstan.

Recently a man was arrested in Satna district in India for threatening to bomb the Vidhan Sabha state and the Bhopal railway station

This article originally appeared on Hindustan Times


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