A Delhi court on Thursday framed charges against a student for sending a threat email to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, paving the way for the trial.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja charged Sulabh Goyal with the offence of criminal intimidation by anonymous communication under Section 507 of the IPC.
The court put the matter against Goyal, a resident of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, for recording statement of witnesses for January 23, 2010.
Goyal, preparing for Combined Defence Services Exams was apprehended by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from Indore on registration of a criminal case on a complaint of Joint Commissioner of Police, Rashtrapati Bhawan, on July 20, 2006.
According to the prosecution, Goyal had sent the email threatening the then President Kalam with a fake name on the July 19 as a joke to see its effect on security agencies.
The accused had earlier sent a communication to the President requesting him to order re-checking of his answer-sheets of NDA examinations, which was forwarded to the UPSC.
Goyal had later received a reply from the recruiting body, which egged him on to send the threat mail to the President to see its effect, the prosecution said.