Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan gets life threatening e-mail from ISIS
The governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan has received a threatening e-mail to eliminate him, on his personal e-mail id.
As per reports, Raghuram Rajan had received the mail earlier this month from the ID email@example.com. This is the first time such threat has been received by any Indian government official from ISIS. The Mumbai Police had to take this mail seriously as the ID bears the name of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The received goes as follows: “I have been given money by somebody to eliminate you. If you will pay me more than I have been paid, then we can decide on it”. RBI officials alerted the office of the joint commissioner of crime branch.
Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria confirmed the development,” Yes it is correct. It could be a mischief, but we are looking into it. The matter is given to the cyber cell officer (CCIC). They are looking into it.”
Rakesh Maria said: “We have received a complaint that a threat email was sent to the RBI governor. The email also contained the name of ISIS. We are not taking this lightly and all efforts are being made to trace the culprits”.
As per the report, the Mumbai Police has approached the US-based Google Inc to sought details about the ID.
The report further added that the e-mail ID was accessed from outside India, but the mystery was the discovery that the mail ID was being accessed from 10 different countries, including Australia, Italy, US, Canada, Nigeria, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong and Ukraine.
Police is suspecting that a proxy Internet Protocol address was used to sent the e-mail.
From the looks of it, the email looks like a extortion note but considering the threat of ISIS and the importance of the RBI Governor’s seat, the police department has accorded highest priority to this threat.