Is Sonu Nigam on Lashkar-e-Taiba’s hitlist? Mumbai Police increases singer’s security

The Mumbai Police has moved ahead to increase the security cover of Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam in the aftermath of a fresh security threat issued to him. According to reports, the Maharashtra State Intelligence Department has issued an advisory to the Mumbai Police citing security threat to Sonu Nigam and two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, namely Ram Kadam and Ashish Shelar.
The advisory states that Sonu Nigam and the politicians can be at the target Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terror outfit operating out of neighbouring country Pakistan. The group is reportedly plotting to assassinate the singer and he can be attacked at any public place or during an event or promotional activity. Thus, Mumbai Police is considering his safety to be of utmost priority at any event.
This death threat came almost a year after Sonu made controversial statements regarding the use of loudspeakers during azaan (morning prayer) at mosques. It led to the singer facing the ire of the Muslim community in India and also the social media users. Sonu was also challenged to shave off his head and the singer did so in defiance of a 'fatwa' issued against him.

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