A Delhi court on Saturday remanded a businessman, accused of sending threatening and filthy text messages to politicians, including Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, to two days' police custody.
Metropolitan Magistrate Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal sent Narender Khosla, 27, a manpower supplier, who allegedly procured SIM cards in someone else's name for the offence, to police custody till April 19.
Delhi police's Special Cell, which arrested Khosla last night, sought his custodial interrogation on the ground that he is to be taken to Amritsar, the place he hailed from, for recovery of the SIM cards allegedly used by him.
Khosla's counsel, on the other hand, opposed the police plea, stating that sending text messages on mobile phones was not that serious an offence to remand him to police custody.
According to the police, the accused used documents of a gym instructor Manick Verma to procure the SIM cards and sent text messages with an aim to cause trouble to the latter with whom he had a personal rivalry.
Khosla was allegedly angry with Verma for having an affair with a woman in whom he also was also interested.
Meanwhile, Khosla's employee Rohit, 22, who was also arrested in the case, was sent to judicial custody by the CMM for 14 days.
Khosla had allegedly ssent threatening SMSes to Tharoor and, MPs Brinda Karat, Mehmood Masood Madani, Rashid Alvi, Om Prakash and Sandeep Dikshit.
A total of five cases have been registered against him in different police stations in the capital.