The call was made using the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facility, which would render tracing the caller almost impossible for the police.
Only if the country where the server through which the VoIP call had been made is located, will the Mumbai police be able identify the user’s Internet protocol address.
The Pune police had arrested Narvekar and Sena spokesperson Neelam Gore on December 28 for inciting riots over the removal of the statue of Dadoji Konddev, Shivaji’s teacher from Lal Mahal, in Kasba Peth. They were subsequently released on bail on December 31. The police had arrested the duo after recording a telephone conversation in which Narvekar was allegedly heard instructing Gore to incite violence during the bandh.