Sharad Pawar, death threat
NCP leaders informed the police that 82-year-old Sharad Pawar received a Facebook message, warning that he would meet a similar fate as Narendra Dabholkar soon I File Photo

Death threat to Sharad Pawar on social media: NCP leaders meet Mumbai police chief

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The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday (June 9) announced that its president, Sharad Pawar, had been targeted with a death threat on social media. A senior police official confirmed that the Mumbai police have taken note of the situation and are currently in the process of filing a first information report (FIR).

A delegation of NCP workers led by Pawar’s daughter and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule met Mumbai police chief Vivek Phansalkar demanding action.

The NCP leaders told the police that 82-year-old Pawar received a message on Facebook that read he will meet the same fate as (Narendra) Dabholkar soon.

Narendra Dabholkar, who fought against superstitious beliefs, was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants during his morning walk in Pune on August 20, 2013.

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Sule submitted printouts of the screenshots of the death threat to the police.

A senior police official told PTI that they have been informed about the threat to the NCP chief on a social media platform.

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We are looking into it. We have started a probe, the official said.

NCP had sent a representative to lodge a police complaint, the official said. The police are in the process of registering an FIR in this connection at South Region Cyber police station, he added.

(With agency inputs)

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