Former Uttarakhand chief minister ND Tiwari and his son Rohit Shekhar were allegedly threatened on Sunday night with dire consequences if they continued with their trip to the state.
At an event held by the Congress party to felicitate Tiwari and Rohit at Kashipur in Nainital, a man asked them to leave Uttarakhand immediately.
The man was identified as Nitin Kaushik, who told Rohit that the family, including Rohit’s mother Ujjwala Sharma, was in danger.
Kaushik even reportedly followed Tiwari and his son to the guest house where they were staying. Finally, Rohit had to seek the police’s help.
“He was fully aware of our movements. I was forced to approach the police and got him nabbed as he was pursuing us,” Rohit said.
According to him, he was extra vigilant after the incident. There is a big talk that Rohit, who was accepted by Tiwari after a long legal battle over paternity, is planning to contest as an independent candidate from the Nainital Lok Sabha constituency.
Rohit said the stalker, who was taken away by the police custody, was trying to persuade him to leave the state. Tiwari, Rohit and his mother are meeting people in Nainital in what many see as an attempt to assess political prospects.
Following Rohit’s complaint, three policemen were deployed for his security. Rohit said he was hopeful to end the trip to Uttarakhand as per plan on April 2 or April 3.
The man was later released on Monday. No FIR was lodged in connection with the incident.