Death threat to judge hearing Omar Abdullah case


Jammu and Kashmir's chief minister Omar Abdullah (C) walks before submitting his resignation in Srinagar July 28, 2009. Abdullah resigned on Tuesday after an opposition lawmaker accused him of involvement in a sex scandal. An angry Abdullah denied the allegation but said he couldn't continue in office until the issue was resolved. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR POLITICS)Lucknow:  A judge in Allahabad has received a threatening letter, saying he will be blown up if he does not dismiss a case against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, police said.

The letter, received by the office of the judicial magistrate in the district court, Gyanendra Tripathi, is signed under the name of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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A worried Tripathi handed over the letter to district police chief Manjil Saini who in turn ordered a probe into the matter.

Saini asked a special police team to ascertain from where the letter was dispatched and also to verify it.

Security around the office of the judicial magistrate has been enhanced, an official said.

A case was filed in June against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the district court after he made some statements on Article 370 that grants special autonomous status to the state.

The case is likely to be heard soon.