Pune ATS officer gets threat letter from IS

Pune: Islamic State reportedly sent a threat letter to the Pune Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) officer, who is investigating the cases of youth trying to join the radical organization.

According to reports, Mumbai police commissioner received an anonymous letter threatening to kill officer Bhanupratap Barge, who is a part of the Pune ATS.

Reports further suggest that the letter was allegedly written by an IS member and threatened to kill Barge for deradicalizing the Muslim Pune girl.

Last month, a Pune-based teenager was deradicalised after she was attracted to the ISIS ideology after watching a documentary on television and subsequently started regularly monitoring news on Al Jazeera channel.

Later, the girl used Internet to get in touch with the ISIS contacts from around the world.

“The interrogation of the girl revealed that she was ready to go to any extent to carry out the ISIS directive,” Barge had said last month.

News24 Bureau