Milind Ekbote’s family receives threat letter

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 31 March 2018

Pune: Family members of imprisoned right-wing leader Milind Ekbote received a letter which states that Ekbote should be killed in an encounter or should be blown up by cannon.

The letter threatening Ekbote’s family was received by them at their Shivajinagar address on March 26. Ekbote was arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in Koregaon-Bhima riots and is presently lodged in jail.

After receiving the letter, Gajanan Ekbote, brother of Milind Ekbote, registered a complaint against unknown persons at Shivajinagar police station.

Pune: Family members of imprisoned right-wing leader Milind Ekbote received a letter which states that Ekbote should be killed in an encounter or should be blown up by cannon.

The letter threatening Ekbote’s family was received by them at their Shivajinagar address on March 26. Ekbote was arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in Koregaon-Bhima riots and is presently lodged in jail.

After receiving the letter, Gajanan Ekbote, brother of Milind Ekbote, registered a complaint against unknown persons at Shivajinagar police station.

According to the Shivajinagar police, the threat letters stated that Ekbote and his family should be killed in an encounter or should be blown apart by a cannon. 

It is significant to note that recently, a history-sheeter has been arrested by the Shivajinagar police for attempting to throw black ink on Samast Hindu Aghadi leader Milind Ekbote in the court premises on March 19.

The incident occurred when Ekbote was in the court for a hearing. Ekbote has been remanded in police custody till March 21. The arrested youth has been identified as Sanjay Waghmare (40), a resident of Indra Nagar in Bibvewadi.

Wagmare is President of a relatively unknown organisation, Ganimi Kawa Yuva Sewa Sangh.

Waghmare has various criminal cases including murder against him in the past. He was booked by the Shivajinagar police for charges under murder in 2010. He also has a case of cheating registered against him at Bibvewadi police station.
 

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