Dhoni's threat letter suspect eludes capture

Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 10:48 [IST]
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Dhoni's threat letter suspect eludes police

Ranchi: Number one suspect behind dispatch of threat letters to India captain MS Dhoni's family is eluding arrest a week after police claimed that they had identified the person.

Taslim, whocliam to be an associate of Dawood Ibrahim, the country"s most wanted gangster, demanded Rs 50 lakh from the cricket star in a letter on last Monday.

"The matter is under investigation. There is no FIR nor any arrest," senior superintendent of police Sampat Meena said when asked whether there was any headway into the case.

Ever since Meena had on December 31 told the media that preliminary probe had found that it was the handiwork of Taslim, an alleged criminal facing extortion charges in Ranchi, the police picked up three persons for questioning and let them off last week.

Dhoni's family has been given adequate security and house guards have been manning their house round the clock, he said. The residence of at least two senior IPS officers are situated a stone's throw away from Dhoni's house.

Meanwhile, disappointed at the failure to apprehend the sender of the extortion letters, the Dhoni Fans Club here on Tuesday urged the police to file an FIR against unknown persons.

"We have submitted an application to Doranda police station stating that it be treated as an FIR against unknown person," club president Jitender Singh, who had earlier mooted a plan to build a temple for Dhoni, told reporters here.

"We have got a copy of receipt from the police station," he said.

thatscricket(with inputs from agencies)

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