Varanasi police boost security cover after judge receives threat letter
The civil judge who had ordered a survey of the Gyanvapi premise has received a threat letter from an organization called the ‘Islamic Aghaz Movement‘. The Uttar Pradesh government has increased his security in wake of the threat received.
The security of the civil judge in Varanasi and his family is also being reviewed. Appropriate security cover has also been provided to the district judge.
In one of his orders issued on May 12, the civil judge had earlier stated, “An atmosphere of fear has been created in an ordinary civil case. My family and I are living under fear.”
Official sources said on Wednesday that immediately after receiving this letter through a registered post, the civil judge alerted the Additional Chief Secretary (home), Director-General of Police, and Commissioner of Police, Varanasi.
Varanasi Commissioner of Police A Satish Ganesh said, “After being alerted by the civil judge regarding the letter, which also has many attachments, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Varuna zone) has been assigned to probe the matter.”
In the handwritten letter, one Kasif Ahmed Siddiqui who claimed to be the president of ‘The Islamic Aghaz Movement’, said that “judges have also turned saffron amidst a divisive political scenario”.
The letter also contains derogatory remarks toward the Prime Minister and former Chief Justice of India.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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