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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, May 15, 2014
The Gurgaon Police on Wednesday arrested Amaresh Misra, 48, who had threatened to shoot Narendra Modi dead, on Twitter. A Lucknow police team arrested Misra from Gurgaon’s Sector 56, said Gurgaon Police commissioner Alok Mittal. Vivek Sharma, joint commissioner (crime) said, “A seven-member police team reached Gurgaon and arrested him. He was produced before a duty magistrate for transit remand and the Lucknow police took him after completing the legal formalities.”

Misra, the co-writer of story and screenplay of the 2013 Bollywood multi-starrer Bullett Raja, was booked under section 153A of the Indian Penal Code and 66A of the IT Act.

His Twitter account has already been suspended. Misra was a student of the Allahabad Univeristy and has been associated with the left-wing party, CPI-ML. He also founded an anticommunal front in UP. His Twitter account described Misra as an author and a music composer.

Twitter declined to comment on the suspension of Misra’s account, which reportedly came soon after his arrest. “We cannot keep track of millions of our users,” said a Twitter official.