Nashik: Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal once again received a death threat on Friday. The threat came in the form of a letter from an unidentified sender, received at Bhujbal’s Nashik office.
The letter stated that five contract killers have been assigned with the task to kill the minister. Promptly, Bhujbal’s office alerted the Nashik police. The police are investigating the matter.
In response to the threat, security measures around Bhujbal have been heightened. He has been provided with Y Plus security and the police have increased vigilance around his residence. The letter reportedly stated that five people have been entrusted with the task of carrying out the attack, having allegedly received a substantial sum of Rs 50 lakh to carry out the deed.
The letter specifically pointed out the whereabouts of these people, cautioning Bhujbal to remain vigilant.
Why Chhagan Bhujbal receiving threats?
This is not the first instance of Bhujbal facing such threats. Previously, during the Maratha reservation controversy, Bhujbal had been vocal about his stance on OBC reservation. Since then, he has been receiving threats on this subject.
The recent incidents of violence, including the shooting of a BJP leader in Jalgaon, the murder of a UBT leader in Dahisar, Mumbai and the firing on Mahesh Gaikwad by BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad in Thane, have heightened concerns among the authorities.