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'If you recite Hanuman Chalisa again, you will be killed': Navneet Rana claims receiving 11 threat calls

According to the complaint filed by Navneet Rana's personal assistant, the MP received 11 calls on Tuesday from 5.27 pm to 5.47 pm on her personal mobile number.

Vani Mehrotra Edited by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: May 26, 2022 11:12 IST
Navneet Rana receives death threats
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Highlights

  • The complaint stated the person on the other end spoke to Rana in a very inappropriate way
  • The caller abused her and also threatened that if she comes to Maharashtra she will be killed
  • The complaint that Rana was traumatised

Independent Lok Sabha MP Navneet Rana, who was recently granted bail by a Mumbai court in connection with the Matoshree-Hanuman Chalisa case, alleged that she received multiple life-threatening calls. According to officials, a complaint in this regard was filed with the Delhi Police on Wednesday. 

According to the complaint filed by her personal assistant, the MP received 11 calls on Tuesday from 5.27 pm to 5.47 pm on her personal mobile number.

The person on the other end spoke to her in a very inappropriate way, abused her and also threatened that if she comes to Maharashtra, she will be killed, the complaint said.

The caller threatened the Amravati MP that "if you recite Hanuman Chalisa again, you will be killed," the complaint stated.

The complaint lodged at North Avenue police station in the New Delhi district further said that Rana was traumatised.

The complaint has been received and legal action is being taken, a senior police officer said.

Ranas and Hanuman Chalisa row

In April, Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana had announced that they would recite Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree, the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sen president Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.

On April 23, they were arrested by Mumbai police on charges of sedition and promoting enmity among communities for their insistence on chanting the Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree.

On May 4, the two lawmakers were granted bail by a Mumbai court in the case.

(With inputs from PTI)

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