The Islamic State has threatened to kill an officer of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for deradicalising a teenage girl who allegedly wanted to join the terror group.
According to media reports, the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office received a letter, in which the the group has threatened to kill ATS officer Bhanupratap Barge and his family.
The ATS has launched an investigation into the letter.
A 16-year-old girl from Pune had been put under surveillance by the ATS for her suspected link with the terror group.
According to police sources, the girl, who is from a city-based elite Muslim family and a class XI student, was planning to leave the country to join the ISIS. They said the teen was in touch with arrested Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) executive Mohammed Sirajuddin, who is accused of being an ISIS recruiter.
The girl agreed to join the organisation next year after the IS members convinced her that they would bear her medical education and other expenses. However, an ATS team led by Barge managed to deradicalise her.