In a shocking incident, a man from Assam has been arrested by the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra Police for allegedly threatening to kill Indian cricket players. According to an official, the name of the accused is Braja Mohan Das (19) and is a resident of Shantipur in Morigaon district. He was arrested by a team of ATS with the help of Assam police on Tuesday, the official said.
This development comes just days after reports emerged that Team India received attack threats in West Indies. Pakistan Cricket Board had first received an e-mail about the same and they soon forwarded it to the ICC.
Later, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri had confirmed that the Indian cricket board has also received an e-mail stating that the Indian team is under threat of an imminent attack in the Caribbeans. But eventually the letter turned out to be hoax although the board took all possible measures to ensure the safety of the players.
Coming to the latest development, Das allegedly sent an e-mail to the BCCI on August 16. In his e-mail, he threatened to kill Indian cricket players. According to PTI, the Mumbai ATS started probe as the cricket body has its headquarters in the city. The ATS registered a case under IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation).
The investigating agency traced the IP address from which the email had been sent to Das, and arrested him. The ATS obtained his transit remand after producing him before a local court in Assam and brought him here.
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Probe revealed that he had sent the same threatening mail to cricket boards of some other countries too. The Mazgaon court here sent him in ATS custody till Monday, the official said, adding that further probe was on.
Team India, meanwhile, is currently gearing up for the two-match Test series against West Indies. Following the tour of the Caribbeans, India will host South Africa for three Tests and as many T20Is.