Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has alerted the police after receiving an anonymous “death threat”.
Sourav Ganguly, who is also a President of Cricket Association of Bengal has confirmed the report of receiving a “dead threat” through an anonymous source warning him to attend the district felicitation by the Midnapore University later this month.
Former cricketer was invited as a chief guest in the Inter-College Cricket Tournament which was organized by the Vidyasagar University which is to be held on January 19.
Ganguly told the media, “Yes I’ve received the letter on January 7 and I’ve informed this to the police and the organisers. Let’s see, nothing has been decided yet but it will be a live show programme and you all will come to know if I go there”.
When asked by the media about the whether he’ll be attending the programme or not he replied, “I have not decided yet and am waiting to hear from the authorities on this”.
An officer said in a statement, “This time, the letter seems innocuous and might even be a prank. But the special branch has been activated and they will file a report in this regard even if no complaint is lodged as part of a routine exercise”.
Although this is not the first time that the cricketer has received such a threat, earlier also, he was once targeted by the terror organization.