Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani alleges he received death threats on phone

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Wednesday took to twitter to allege that a man threatened to shoot him.

(Indian Express Photo/Shekhar Yadav)

Mevani wrote, “7255932433 from This number i have received a call on my number 9724379940 saying he will shoot me. My colleague Kaushik Parmar(who is having my number these days) just informed me –  koi Ranvir Mishra ka phone tha aur bola ki tum Jignesh levani ho to tumhe goli mar dunga.”

Mevani’s colleague Kaushik Parmar, who received the threat, has lodged a complaint in Vadgam, Mevani’s assembly constituency in Banaskantha district, reported NDTV.

“Parmar handles Mevani’s office in Vadgam. Based on his complaint, we registered an FIR against the caller who had identified himself as Rajvir Mishra,” said police sub-inspector RP Zala.

The man allegedly called Parmar and threatened to shoot Mr Mevani, Mr Zala said.

A case under IPC section 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) was registered.

Parmar told police that he carries a mobile phone with an old number of Mevani’s, and the number is known to many people in the Vadgam assembly constituency.

Mevani also alleged that despite getting such threats in the past on Facebook and Twitter, the state police took no action.

In a recent development, Mevani shared an audio of the alleged threat.

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