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IS ‘letter’ slams beef ban, threatens Modi

An anonymous letter claimed to be from the militant Islamic State (IS) group has threatened to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over the government’s support for beef ban, Press Trust of India said on Tuesday.

It said Goa Police have circulated the letter to all police stations in the state and handed over the case to the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS).

The postcard threat letter was received at the state secretariat last week following which Goa police swung into action, a senior police official said.

“All the agencies of state police are investigating this letter. We will soon be able to find the source of it,” the police official said.

“ISIS was written at the bottom of the postcard,” the official confirmed.

The letter expressed anger over ban on cow slaughter in the country, PTI said. The letter regardless of its veracity could give traction to Hindutva campaign in a clutch of state polls due in a next few months.

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