Ganguly, Tendulkar face Lashkar threat

MUMBAI, JULY 6.The cricket captain, Saurav Ganguly, and star batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, are among those who have been threatened by the militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba.

It has threatened to kidnap and hold them hostages, DCP (Crime), Mr. Pradeep Sawant, said here today.

The threats came to light when some members of the militant outfit were apprehended by Thane police some months ago, he said.

Interrogations revealed that the group had prepared a list of persons who would be kidnapped to secure certain political benefits.

The former hockey captain, Dhanraj Pillay, had yesterday approached Mumbai police seeking protection after receiving threats from the same outfit.