NCP leader receives threat on Facebook, files police complaint

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SummaryPost says legislator Jitendra Awhad 'will meet same fate as rationalist Dabholkar'.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sunday alleged that the party's state working president and legislator Jitendra Awhad had been threatened through a post on social networking site Facebook.

Ravikant Varpe, NCP's IT-media coordinator for Maharashtra, alleged that a threat, saying “Awhad will meet the same fate as rationalist Narendra Dabholkar”, was posted on a Facebook page, “Panchnama”.

Dabholkar was murdered in Pune on August 20. The NCP has now lodged an official complaint in this regard with the Sangvi police station in Pune.

Varpe said: “Following Dabholkar's murder, Awhad had raised suspicion that right wing outfits could be behind his killing and demanded a detailed probe into this angle. He has been since consistently targeted by certain right-wing outfits."

Varpe added that the party suspected the latest threat to have been issued at the instance of a right-wing outfit. Demanding strict and immediate action in the matter, he said the party would not tolerate acts of defamation or issuance of threats against its leaders.

The NCP had earlier registered a complaint against another online post, claiming it to have “malicious and misleading” content related to party spokesperson and legislator Nawab Malik.

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