MUMBAI (TIP): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan recently received a death threat from a purported Islamic State (IS) email account that is being accessed from across the globe.
The governor received the threat on his official email address last month from email@example.com—an account which the police said had been opened from Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, US, Nigeria, Poland, Belgium, Hong Kong and Ukraine in a span of a few days.
While security measures at the RBI has been beefed up, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has asked the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell to conduct thorough investigations.
The RBI refused to comment on the issue, but inside sources confirmed that Rajan was currently in the US along with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to attend the World Bank group meeting in Washington. Without elaborating on the details of the e-mail, police sources said the IS warned Rajan that he would be eliminated as a contract had been received to execute him.