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CM Yogi Adityanath gets bomb threat ahead of Independence Day

Yogi Adityanath bomb threat: The police here Saturday registered two cases against unknown people after pictures of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were found defaced in several hoardings of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', officials said.

Reported By : Ruchi Kumar Edited By : Abhro Banerjee | New Delhi
Updated on: August 13, 2022 16:54 IST
The accused have threatened to bomb the UP CM.
Image Source : INDIA TV The accused have threatened to bomb the UP CM.

Yogi Adityanath bomb threat: Yogi Adityanath received a bomb threat on Saturday. According to cops, a threat letter was found in a bag at the house of Devendra Tiwari, a resident of Alambagh area in ​​Lucknow. The letter said it would blow up both Chief Minister Yogi and Devendra Tiwari.

This is the second death threat to the chief minister within a span of 10 days. On August 8, a case was registered at Sushant Golf City police station after a WhatsApp message was received threatening to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Lucknow police said. 

According to reports, the search for the accused is underway, informed Lucknow Police. On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guidance and leadership for the success of the state.

Addressing the meeting of the seventh Governing Council of NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Modi in Delhi, Adityanath said, "Whatever the state has been successful in doing today, the biggest support has been the guidance and leadership of the prime minister."

"The mantra of 'sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishvas, sabka prayas' given by the prime minister, has become the foundation for the 'sarvasparshi' (omniscient) and 'sarvasamaveshi' (all inclusive) development of the state," Adityanath said.

The police on Saturday (August 13) registered two cases against unknown people after pictures of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were found defaced in several hoardings of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', officials said. 

District Magistrate Ravi Ranjan said the chief minister's face was removed from three hoardings put up by the municipal corporation.

He said two FIRs have been lodged and teams formed to investigate the case.

Police officials have reached the spots after the incident came to light and the hoardings are being changed. Police said they are scanning CCTV camera nearby to identify those how have damaged the hoardings.

BJP city president Rakesh Shankhwar claimed hoardings at six places have been disfigured.  

Also Read: Lucknow police receives WhatsApp message threat to kill CM Yogi, probe underway

 

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