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Hindu Mahasabha Leader Responsible For Burning Dawood Ibrahim's Car Gets Death Threats

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GHAZIABAD, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: An old car belonging to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was set ablaze by right wing activist Chakrapani Maharaj and his followers on December 23, 2015 in Ghaziabad, India. The car was procured through an auction in Mumbai earlier this month. Dawood is wanted in India for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai that killed 257 people and injured nearly a 1,000 others. Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind President Maulana Suhaib Qasmi along with about a dozen supporters was also present. (Photo by Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

GHAZIABAD -- Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, who had set afire a car that purportedly belonged to Dawood Ibrahim in Ghaziabad, today claimed that he has received death threats from the underworld don.

Chakrapani, who claims allegiance to the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, said he got a telephone call and some SMSes from two unidentified numbers. The callers warned that "I will be set ablaze the way I had burnt the car", he said.

He had won the car at an open auction for Rs 32,000 on December 9 in Mumbai.

Chakrapani said he met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard who offered him 'Z' grade security. He said he refused the security cover he is "not a political leader".

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