Sharad Pawar, death threat
NCP supremo Sharad Pawar allegedly received a message on social media that read he will meet the same fate as (Narendra) Dabholkar soon I File Photo: PTI

Maha CM: Govt has taken serious note of threat to Sharad Pawar, probe ordered

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde stated on Friday (June 9) that his government has taken the death threat to NCP chief Sharad Pawar seriously. He further mentioned that he has instructed for a thorough investigation into the matter.

Calling Pawar a senior respected leader, Shinde said in a statement that all necessary precautions will be taken for his security.

Police authorities have been asked to beef up Pawar’s security if needed, the CM said.

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

For the past few days, the chief minister said, deliberate attempts are being made to create tension in the state.

Ever since the Supreme Court verdict (in Shiv Sena-related issues), some people are upset due to which attempts are being made to spoil the atmosphere by glorifying Aurangazeb and Tipu Sultan, said the statement.

It added, these attempts will be thwarted. We will foil the conspiracy to create disturbances for selfish political interests.

Also Read: Sharad Pawar: Posters and posts on Tipu Sultan, Aurangzeb contradicts Maha’s peaceful culture

NCP leaders said their 82-year-old party president received a message on social media 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.

A senior police official told PTI that they are looking into the matter.

(With agency inputs)

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