Mumbai: Nawab Malik says he received threat calls from 'fringe elements'

Updated: Dec 22, 2018, 15:09 IST | PTI

The veteran actor also expressed anxiety over the well -being of his children, who he said, have not been brought up as followers of any particular religion.

Mumbai: Nawab Malik says he received threat calls from 'fringe elements'
Nawab Malik

NCP leader Nawab Malik Friday claimed to have received threat calls from "fringe elements" after he participated in a debate show on a news channel on actor Naseeruddin Shah's recent cow related remark. He asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and police officials to look into the issue seriously. Malik, a spokesman of the Sharad Pawar-led party, said it would be Fadnavis' responsibility if anything "untoward" happened to him.

"Post my debate on @News18India this evening, I am receiving threat calls from fringe elements. @DevenBhartiIPS @Dev_Fadnavis @MumbaiPolice please make a note of this issue seriously. If anything untoward happens to me, the @CMOMaharashtra will be responsible. @NCPspeaks," Malik tweeted. When asked Malik said the TV debate was regarding Shah's recent "cow death given more significance than a police officer's" comment. "After the debate I got threat calls from two numbers. I have informed local police station too about it," he added.

Apparently referring to the recent violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, Shah had said at many places the "death of a cow is being given more importance than the killing of a policeman". The veteran actor also expressed anxiety over the well -being of his children, who he said, have not been brought up as followers of any particular religion.

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