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Email threats to New Zealand team sent from India: Fawad Chaudhry

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that a fake email account was created in India to threaten the wife of New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill.

The fake social media post warned the New Zealand team against touring Pakistan.

“The post stated that the New Zealand cricket team should not go to Pakistan as Daesh would attack it,” added Chaudhry.

He said that an article was published in The Sunday Guardian two days later, on August 19, by Abhinandan Mishra, who wrote the same thing: that the New Zealand cricket team could get attacked in Pakistan.

“The news published in The Sunday Guardian featured Ehsanullah Ehsan’s post,” he said. “Indian journalist Abhinandan Mishra has close relations with former Afghan vice-president Amrullah Saleh,” he added.

The information minister then revealed that a threatening email was sent to New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill’s wife. In the email, Fawad Chaudhry revealed, a death threat was issued to Guptill.

“The email said that Guptill will be killed in Pakistan,” he said. “After an investigation, it was found that the email was created on August 24 at 01:05am while the email was sent from this account at 11:00am on August 25,” he disclosed.

The information minister said only one email was sent from the ID, which was made under a fake name, Hamza Afridi.

“This email ID was sent from India,” he said. “The IP address of the email generated under a certain Hamza Afridi’s name was changed from India to Singapore,” revealed the information minister.

“The device which was used to send the email, further investigation revealed, was operating 13 email IDs,” said Chaudhry. “All IDs were made generated on the names of Indian actors and drama celebrities,” he added.

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