January 10, 2017: Former captain of India, Sourav Ganguly, revealed that he has received a death threat through an anonymous letter on 7th January warning him against attending the Vidyasagar University’s inter-college cricket meet in Midnapore on 19th January.
Local sources in Midnapore told PTI that a person named Z Alam wrote the letter to Nirupa, Ganguly’s mother, and warned him against attending the program where he is invited as chief guest.
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The letter said, “Your son is hereby warned not to attend the programme. If he dares to come here, you will not see him again.” The motive behind this death threat is still unknown.
Ganguly confirmed the threat and told PTI, “Yes I’ve received the letter on January 7 and I’ve informed this to the police and the organizers.”
The tournament is jointly organized by Vidyasagar University and the District Sports Association. Sourav Ganguly was invited as the chief guest in the final match of the Inter-College Cricket tournament on January 19.
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However, the CAB president said that they have not yet ruled him out in attending the program.
The District SP of West Midnapore, Bharati Ghosh, said that she is unaware of any such development. They have not been informed about this.
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