Anna receives death threat, files complaint

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Jalandhar: Social activist Anna Hazare has received a death threat from a Canada-based Indian resident. Anna Hazare’s office lodged a complaint with Thane Police and has also written to the Maharashtra Director General of police about the threat that was posted on Facebook on February 24 and 25.

According to the complaint, a Canada-based NRI Gagan Vidhu made a post on Februray 24 that said- “Time has come to kill Anna Hazare. I will be next Nathuram Godse soon.”

Gagan Vidhu expanded his threat on February 25 saying, “I am not kidding. I am coming to India soon. I will arrange for gun and shoot this modern Gandhi. I hate Kejriwal so much I can do anything to spoil him.”

The post continued: “I have collected all the documents – My friend Neil in New Delhi is working on it. We will expose Kejriwal soon, then I have to play role of Nathuram Godse. I am not joking. I am very serious. I can do anything for my Bharat Mata.”

Hazare’s aide Ashok O Gautam has filed FIR with Thane police and seeks immediate action in the matter.

The death threat has come ahead of the 77-year-old Hazare’s proposed 1,100-km-long three-month march from Gandhi Ashram in Wardha to Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi to protest the Land Acquisition Act.