An unknown group which identifies itself as World Anti-Communist Council has issued a ‘fatwa’ announcing Rs 5.5 lakh bounty for ‘chopping Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s head’.
The Tripura police on Friday have registered a suo-motto case after learning about the threat post and have launched a probe in connection to the Facebook post.
Police said that an FIR was lodged by one Subrata Chakrabarty, who was tagged in the fatwa-post from the miscreant on Thursday.
The Facebook account from which the fatwa against the Tripura CM was released is registered in the name of one Ria Roy.
The fatwa posted by Roy reads, “This person is the Chief Minister of Tripura state. He has numerous crimes to his credit. We issue FATWA on behalf of World Anti-Communist Council and announce a reward of Rs.5.5 LACS only for chopping down his head.”
The fatwa further read, “Payment will be wire transferred to any bank A/c. Kindly provide bank details once the FATWA is executed.”
Tripura Police officials investigating the case believe that the profile seems to be a fake account.
“Someone created a new account to post the threat,” added the police official.
He mentioned that the the profile in the name of Riya Roy makes no reference to her profession or educational status. It just carries a picture of a girl.
Inspector general of Police KV Sreejesh talking to the media said, “We are investigating the matter and we will nab the miscreant behind the act soon.”
He also added that the Sarkar has been provided with Z plus category security and if required it will be enhanced.