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Facebook Account Hacked, Receiving Death Threats, Claims RSS Leader Who Announced Bounty For Kerala CM's Head

He has been suspended after his remarks caused a furore. 

05/03/2017 1:37 PM IST | Updated 05/03/2017 2:09 PM IST
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UJJAIN -- RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat, who had announced a Rs 1-crore bounty for beheading Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, alleged on 4 March 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.

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