Madhya Pradesh police registered a case against unknown people on Saturday after a youth in Satna district received a call from a man who allegedly offered him Rs 50 crore to join them in killing Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally.
The caller claimed he was from Pakistan and used the number +79651219.
According to Satna police, the caller told Kushal Soni that he would be offered Rs 50 crore if he joined them to kill Modi during a rally in Mumbai. He said they had selected two people and needed a third person. They also offered him as much money as he wanted for the job.
Though initially Soni didn’t take the call seriously, given the sensitivity of the matter, he later complained to the local police in Satna who forwarded the matter to the crime branch.
Superintendent of police Mithlesh Kumar said, “We are investigating the matter. Things will be clear more after the investigation and if it was a hoax call or not.”
During investigation, police found that the number belonged to Kazakhstan. Soni also handed over the call recording to the police. Reacting to the development, superintendent of police Mithlesh Kumar said, “We are investigating the matter. Things will be clear after the probe reveals if it was a hoax call.”
The incident comes after a man was arrested few days back in Satna for threatening on the phone to bomb the state Vidhan Sabha and the Bhopal railway station.