BJP Rajya Sabha member Kirori Lal Meena receives death threat via letter

New Delhi: BJP Rajya Sabha member Kirori Lal Meena received death threat in a letter which he got from a miscreant who threatened to kill him.

In response to this, a complaint was filed to the Chief Minister of the state, Minister of State for Home, Government of India, Commissioner of Police, Delhi.

According to Kirodi Lal Meena, he went to meet Kanhaiyalal’s relatives in Udaipur and had announced to give him his one month’s salary, due to which people have threatened to kill him.

The letter writer wrote his name as Qadir Ali and said that those who helped Kanhaiya Lal would also face the same fate and Kirori Lal Meena and Tera Number Hai.

The said letter was sent to his official residence in Delhi. However, Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena wrote a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Union Minister of State for Home.

Kanhaiyalal Teli was allegedly beheaded by the two men over his social media post in support of a former official of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who made incendiary remarks against the Prophet Muhammad and his wife Aisha.

The remarks made during a TV debate in late May sparked protests across the country and embroiled New Delhi in a diplomatic storm as more than 20 Muslim nations condemned the BJP official and demanded an apology from India’s Hindu nationalist government.

The BJP suspended the official and issued a rare statement, saying it respects all religions. But its damage control was also accompanied by a brutal crackdown on Muslim protesters, with at least two killed and many houses bulldozed.

In two videos Teli’s alleged killers – Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, in their 30s and both fathers of two children – posted after the murder, they said they were seeking revenge for the BJP official’s anti-Islam remarks. The veracity of the two videos has not been confirmed.

The federally controlled National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating the case and has made more arrests, including of an alleged “mastermind” behind the killing. The NIA also said it is looking into whether the murder was conducted by a “local self-radicalised terror gang” or part of a larger international “terror” network.

Meanwhile, Indian media reports suggested that one of the alleged killers could be a BJP member, and that the killing could be a part of a conspiracy by the right-wing party to ignite religious violence in the city.

Photos of Akhtari with alleged BJP workers were distributed on social media over the weekend as the party denied any links with him.

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