The Mumbai unit of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has initiated an investigation into an email threatening to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi by claiming that 20 sleeper cells with 20 kilograms of RDX have been activated for the purpose.
According to intelligence sources, the email also claimed that 20 big attacks had been planned in major cities. The NIA is verifying the claims made in the email.
On Thursday, 12 kg RDX was seized by Rajasthan Police from Jaipur, with plans for serial bomb blasts. The NIA officials did not reveal which agency or organisation had received the said email and that the Mumbai Branch of the NIA was tasked to probe the email.
Sources claim that the email believed to have been sent in February this year mentions about a Modi and citizens of India from terrorist elements. The sender had claimed that he was in possession of more than 20 kg RDX and there was a plan to carry out 20 big attacks in major cities of India.
The sender reportedly expressed his anger toward the Prime Minister and threatened to kill more than 20 million people in the country. The email also claimed that he had met some terrorists and they were going to help him with the RDX. He said 20 sleeper cells were being activated to carry out the attacks. The sender also dared the agencies to stop him.
“We are checking the claims made in the email,” said an NIA official, refusing to comment further.