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Kochi: The police investigation into the letter sent to BJP state president K Surendran threatening to attack prime minister Narendra Modi during his Kerala visit has intensified in Kochi. The letter, sent in Kochi native Joseph John's name, contained his phone number. The police questioned Joseph but concluded that he had no involvement in the matter.
Currently, the police suspect that the letter was sent by someone who held a grudge against Joseph and attempted to implicate him deliberately. The police have also checked the letter's handwriting as part of their investigation.
Joseph John's daughter confirmed that the police investigated the matter. She stated that they became aware of the incident two days ago. Meanwhile, Joseph’s family claimed that a church dispute was the reason behind the letter. He also named a person who he thought sent the letter. However, the accused has denied the allegations and has come forward to refute the claims. The investigation is ongoing, and more details are expected soon.