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The Bharat Jodo Yatra participants are threatened with bomb blasts in Indore if they remain at the city stadium; a probe has been initiated

The police have launched an investigation after a letter was received by a shop in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, threatening bomb attacks if participants of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by Rahul Gandhi, stay overnight at a local stadium on November 28, prompting the police to launch an investigation.

It is suspected that the threat was a hoax, according to the police, who have filed a case against an unidentified individual.

A sweet-snack shop in the Juni area of Indore received a letter on Thursday evening that said bomb blasts could be carried out in the city if the participants of the Rahul Gandhi-led yatra stayed at the Khalsa stadium. The commissioner of police of Indore, H C Mishra, informed PTI, “A letter to a sweet-snack shop in the Juni area of the city was received on Thursday evening.” According to him, the anonymous letter does not explicitly mention attacking Gandhi with the bomb.

A first information report (FIR) has been registered under section 507 (criminal intimidation by an unknown person) of the Indian Penal Code.

“We have begun an investigation into the threat letter. The act, however, appears to have been committed by some mischievous elements,” said Mishra.

Nilabh Shukla, State Congress Secretary, has asked for an inquiry into the letter. He has also stated that there needs to be a heightened level of security for the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

On November 20, the foot march will enter Madhya Pradesh, which is currently in Maharashtra.

© The Deccan Era (P) Ltd

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