RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat alleges threats, says Facebook account hacked

By: | Published: March 5, 2017 12:49 AM

RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat, who had announced a Rs 1-crore bounty for beheading Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, alleged on Saturday that his Facebook account has been hacked and he is receiving death threats.

Earlier in the day, police said they had lodged a case against Chandrawat. (Express photo)

RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat, who had announced a Rs 1-crore bounty for beheading Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, alleged on Saturday that his Facebook account has been hacked and he is receiving death threats. Chandrawat told IANS: “I received death threats on Facebook and later my account was hacked. I am also getting threats over phone…will lodge a case with police after consulting my lawyer.” The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader was on Friday “relieved” of his duties as the Sangh’s Ujjain Sah Prachar Pramukh (Regional Deputy Publicity Head) over his statement that drew widespread condemnation.

Earlier in the day, police said they had lodged a case against Chandrawat. Madhavnagar Police Station in-charge M.S. Parmar said: “Taking cognisance of the statement of Kundan Chandrawat, police on Friday night filed a case against him under Section 505 (apprehension of breach of peace and fear of communal tension).”

At a demonstration by the Jan Adhikar Samiti here on Wednesday, Chandrawat had said: “The Hindus no more have the zeal of Shivaji Maharaj. I announce Rs 1 crore from my pocket to anyone who brings me the severed head of the Kerala Chief Minister.”

“… such traitors don’t have the right to live in this country,” he added. His statement came in the wake of continuing violent clashes between the CPI-M and the RSS cadres in Kerala, with many political killings on both sides.

Earlier, RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat was relieved of all his responsibilities for the controversial statement made by him in Ujjain against the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Dr Manmohan Vaidya who is the Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS, made the announcement via sangh’s twitter handle.

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In a video released earlier, Kundan had offered a reward of Rs 1 crore to anyone who beheads the Kerala CM. The reason why he made his statement was explained by Chandrawat was by saying he intended to send a message that the Hindu community is not “sleeping”. A few hours later he made another remark to support his statement. He explained that he “gave explosive statement just like Bhagat Singh used the bomb on British” and repeated that his intention was to make people “know Hindus are not sleeping.”

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