Being the country head is not only about making decisions but also being under the constant threat. Given the popularity of PM Narendra Modi, it is no wonder that many have tried to intimidate him by issuing death threats.
However, it is for the first time that the risk was so close to home. Recently, Anti Terror Squad (ATS) intercepted messages revealing how a sniper was given the task of killing PM Modi. Not only that they also arrested people with the intent and filed a chargesheet against them.
In the chargesheet, it’s mentioned that the intention of targeting the PM was expressed in a conversation by Ubaid Mirza on a messaging app. The person on the other side of the communication was an alleged ISIS operative. The part of the conversation that alerted the authorities read:
“Yeah, let’s take out Modi with a sniper rifle”
Mirza, the main accused, is a practicing lawyer. The other accused Kasim Stimberwala is a lab technician in Sardar Patel Hospital and Heart Institute. Prior to their arrest, they were planning to escape to Jamaica to join the jihadi activities.
This is not the first time, they were also previously arrested on suspension of attack during Gujarat assembly polls in 2017. ATS further revealed that they were planning an attack on Jews in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Naturally, Twitter reacted to the news. There were some who asked the PM to be safe while the others doubted the news. Here are some of the mixed reactions:
Yes, and this has to be publicised for? Security agencies needed this or government needed sympathy vote? This could be handled by Doval and Co, no? Remember how Modi claimed threat to his life post demonetisation?
— Jerry F (@FlanJerry) May 10, 2018
You fool modi has genuine threat to his life in fact globally he is in top 5 people who get highest security and why are you so worried no other politician has any threat in India
— अमित शुक्ल 🇮🇳 (@NaMo_SARKAAR) May 11, 2018
@narendramodi sir, no more road shows please . We all knew how mad these Muslim fanatics are. 🙏🙏🙏
— V R Bonam (@vrbonam) May 11, 2018
On the eve of an election!
— SSR (@ssr1952) May 10, 2018
in short ISIS ke akhri din aa gye he
— PARTH (@Maharajputsinh) May 11, 2018
Oh, they’ve been targeting him for quite long. They mess with him, and we bomb their caves to hell!
On the other hand, those filthy terrorists have started their misadventures in Kashmir. Thank @adgpi, Kashmir may not become another Syria, but we can forget about peace there.
— ★★★IAF Aspirant★★★ (@VeerSanatani) May 11, 2018
This one is definitely better than the seaplane gimmick. Saheb is definitely maturing.
— Sushant Katiyar (@katiyar_sushant) May 11, 2018
What do you think?