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RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan receives threat mail from ISIS

India TV News Desk 17 Apr 2015, 8:18:22 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has received a mail threatening his life.

Rajan received this mail in his official account in which sender threatened to eliminate him. DNA quoted Mumbai police sources as saying that  the email was sent from the ID isis583847@gmail.com.

As per reports published in DNA report, the excerpt text from email says, “I have been given money by somebody to eliminate you. If you will pay me more than I have been paid, then we can decide on it".

The ID starts with Iraq-based terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the police is taking matter quite seriously.

Rakesh Maria, Mumbai police commissioner has confirmed the news. “We have received a complaint that a threat email was sent to the RBI governor. The email also contained the name of ISIS. We are not taking this lightly and all efforts are being made to trace the culprits,” Maria told DNA.

As soon as the email was received, RBI officials alerted the office of the joint commissioner of crime branch. The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) of the police immediately got on to the job.

The mail ID was being accessed from 10 different countries, including Australia, Italy, US, Canada, Nigeria, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong and Ukraine and has left the police baffled. The police suspect that a proxy Internet Protocol address was used to send the email.

The CCIC has sent requests to Google in the US to provide them details about the email ID.

“We have received the login and logout details of the mail ID and the probe reveals that they were accessed from outside India,” said a police source.