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Kochi: The Kerala police have intensified their investigation to locate the sender of a purported letter that claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's life was in danger ahead of his planned two-day visit to Kerala. The letter was apparently sent under the name of a Kochi native and included a phone number.
According to reports, the police interrogated the owner of the phone number but determined that he had no connection to the letter, which was received by BJP state chief K Surendran a week earlier. It is assumed that someone who holds a grudge against the Kochi native had tried to trap him on purpose.
Meanwhile, the phone number's owner informed 'Mathrubhumi News' that he knew the person who sent the letter. He said, "The letter was sent using my name. A church dispute is the cause of the problem. After he had a fight with a woman at the last family unit meeting, I questioned the person who allegedly sent the letter, and he left angrily, threatening me."
Meanwhile, K Surendran told media that there has been a serious security lapse as a 49-page report prepared on the security measures to be taken by the top Intelligence officials of the Kerala Police has been leaked.
The report details all the measures to be taken and the role of top police officials during his visit and now with the report getting leaked, a fresh plan is being drawn.
"We handed over the threat letter to the police. It's also baffling to note that an intelligence report of the Kerala Police mentions strong presence of terrorist and anti national forces in the state and it's baffling as one doesn't know if the timing of the report comes at a time when the PM is visiting or is it something else," Surendran said.
With IANS inputs