Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA from Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, Uma Shankar Singh claimed that he received threat messages from fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim. Singh, who lodged a police complaint after the incident, told reporters in Lucknow on Sunday, “On August 6, I got a text message asking me to check my email. I did not take it seriously then and thought I would check it later, as at that time, I was in Delhi. Generally, I get emails from youngsters who send their bio data to me, so I thought I would check it sometime later.”
Singh further said that he got another message from the same number on August 8, that read, “Last warning, jeena yaa marna (you want to live or die) Rs 1 crore.”
Singh said that after checking the mail, he saw a picture of Dawood Ibrahim in it. He claimed that the email read, “Uma Shankar, you are serving the people of Ballia. If you want to continue this, then give Rs 1 crore, else one bullet is enough for you. And we can kill you at any point of time.”
The BSP MLA said that upon checking the name of the caller on Truecaller (a mobile application, through which the name of the person calling can be identified), it revealed ‘Dawood Ibrahim.”
Singh lodged a police complaint and got an FIR registered under sections of IPC and IT.