The sleuths of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Mumbai on August 21th, 2019 got the transit remand of the Assam youth who was earlier nabbed from Morigaon district for allegedly sending death threats to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
As per initial reports, the Assam youth identified as Brajamohan Das, a resident of Shantipur in Dharamtul of Morigaon district has been accused of sending an email to the BCCI which reads as “If the insurgents taking shelter in India are not killed then we will kill the members of the Indian cricket team”.
On receipt of the mail, the BCCI subsequently lodged a complaint with the Mumbai police and an ATS team with the help of the Jagiroad police apprehended Das on August 19th, 2019. He was produced before the Morigaon CJM court on the same day.
On August 21st, 2019, the ATS team got the transit remand of Das and will be flown to Mumbai for further investigations.
On the other hand, the youth who is presently under the custody of Pan Bazaar police in Guwahati claimed that he is suffering from a mental health disorder and is being treated for the same. He also claimed that the mail was “just” sent to the BCCI and was not targeted to any cricket player.
The BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India. The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. It is a consortium of state cricket associations and the state associations select their representatives who in turn elect the BCCI Chief. Its headquarters are in Mumbai.
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Guwahati | First Published: Aug 21, 2019