Minorities Commision Sends Notice To Police Over Threat To Activist Shabnam Hashmi

The newly-appointed chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission, Zafarul Islam Khan, confirmed the notice to Delhi Police in connection with the threat received by Shabnam Hashmi.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
Minorities Commision Sends Notice To Police Over Threat To Activist Shabnam Hashmi

Delhi Police has already arrested a man in connection with the case.


New Delhi:  The Delhi Minorities Commission has issued a notice to the national capital's police over the death threat received by social activist Shabnam Hashmi from a man posing as a police official.

The Delhi Police has already arrested a man in connection with the case after Mr Hashmi reported the matter to the Commissioner.

The newly-appointed chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission, Zafarul Islam Khan, confirmed the notice to Delhi Police in connection with the threat received by Mr Hashmi.

He also said a forensic test was needed to pinpoint the man who threatened Mr Hashmi over phone.

"I have issued a notice to the Delhi Police, through the Commissioner of Police, for a fair investigation into Shabnam Hashmi's matter," he said.

Mr Hashmi, founder of the NGO Pehchan, had complained to the Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik that the man who threatened her identified himself as sub-inspector Sandeep Malik from the Lajpat Nagar police station.

Police said the man they arrested was in the habit of calling women after consuming alcohol. Mr Hashmi had called on a number provided by a woman who attended the sewing class run by the activist's NGO, on July 14.

The woman's auto rickshaw driver husband Mohammad Haseen had got a call from the number asking him to appear at the Lajpat Nagar police station.

Mr Hashmi said that when she called on the given number to know the reason for summoning Mr Haseen, but was met with abuses from the other side. She also said that she was threatened to be killed in an "encounter". The call was recorded by her.

The Minorities Commission chairman said "(It needs to be ascertained) if the arrested man is the real accused. Only a forensic test will reveal whether it was him who threatened Mr Hashmi or it was someone else."


Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................