Coimbatore: Depicting a growing ISIS influence in India, jail superintendents in Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai and Vellore central prisons in Tamil Nadu have received threat letters allegedly sent by dreaded terror outfit Al-Qaeda.
The jail superintendents received the letters a few days after alleged fundamentalists — Panna Ismail, ‘Police’ Fakruddin, Munna and three others – had been transferred to Coimbatore, Trichy, Mudurai and Vellore jails from the central prison at Puzhal in Chennai in the wake of an assault on prison warders.
The letters, with same content, were posted from Ukkadam in Coimbatore district a few days ago.
All the letters had a similar message in English: “Continues encroachment of prison department…distressed prisoners…closed eyes of government…inarticulate justice and courts….Tamil Nadu will be resonance …our mission started…count your days.”
They contained a map of India with a picture of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The Coimbatore city police registered a case and investigation were on. The address written on the envelops was found to be fake, police said.