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Threat came from anti-social elements: Govinda
April 03, 2006 22:09 IST
Actor-turned-member of Parliament Govinda said on Monday that he had received threats from 'local and regional anti-social elements'. He added that he would make a formal complaint with the police only after consultation with senior Congress functionaries.
Referring to media reports that he and his family were under threat from the underworld, the Congress MP from Mumbai (North) said in a signed statement here that neither had he named anybody nor gave any hint about the source of his threat.
A section of the media had reported that the actor had received threatening calls from Chhota Shakeel, lieutenant of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
While expressing his gratitude to the media for raising concern about his safety, Govinda said, as a Congress MP, he would take up the issue with the authorities only after meeting senior Congressmen and discussing the issue with them.
Govinda said certain local and regional anti-social elements were after him and his family. However, he did not name anybody in this regard.