- "Gautam Gambhir has received death threats from 'ISIS Kashmir' through e-mail," the police said
- Security has been increased outside the residence of Gambhir
- Further investigations in the case are underway
Security has been beefed up outside the residence of BJP MP Gautam Gambhir here after he received an alleged death threat from "ISIS Kashmir", officials said on Wednesday. A complaint addressed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) stated that a death threat from "ISIS Kashmir" was received on the official email ID of Gambhir at 9.32 pm on Tuesday, they said.
The mail read, "We are going to kill you and your family”, the officials said.
In the complaint, a request was made to look into the matter, register an FIR and make necessary security arrangements, they said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan said, "We have received the complaint and an enquiry into the matter is underway. We have enhanced security arrangements outside his (MP’s) house".
However, no FIR has been registered in the matter yet as an enquiry is in process, police said.
In September this year, the Delhi High Court had stayed the proceedings before a trial court against Gambhir, his foundation and others in a case related to the alleged illegal stocking and distribution of COVID-19 drugs.
Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar sought a response from the Delhi drug control authority on the petition by Gautam Gambhir foundation, Gambhir and his family members who are accused in the case, assailing the criminal complaint and the summoning order passed by the trial court in the case.
Listing the matter for further hearing on December 8, the judge said, “Till then the proceedings are stayed”.
The development comes after Drug Control Department had filed a complaint against the Member of Parliament from East Delhi, his foundation, its CEO Aprajita Singh, his mother and wife, Seema Gambhir and Natasha Gambhir, respectively -- who are both trustees in the foundation –- for offences under section 18(c) read with section 27(b)(ii) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
Section 18(c) prohibits the manufacture, sale distribution of drugs without a licence and Section 27(b)(ii) makes sale, distribution without valid licence punishable with imprisonment for a term, not be less than three years but which may extend to five years and with fine.
(With inputs from agencies)
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