A 34-year-old man was arrested from Nagpur for allegedly sending a threat email to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel on February 23, asking him to quit.
Deputy commissioner, cyber, Akhileshkumar Singh said the police are trying to find out if the suspect -- identified as Vaibhav Baddalwar -- has sent threat emails to any other person. Singh said the email was traced to a cybercafe in Nagpur.
In the email, Baddalwar threatened to kill Patel if he doesn’t resign from his post. The accused also threatened to kill Patel’s family.
The suspect was produced before a magistrate court and remanded to police custody for further probe. He as been booked for criminal intimidation under IPC and the IT Act.
RBI’s general manager Vaibhav Chatturvedi approached the Mumbai Police for registering an FIR after Patel received the threat on his personal email address.
The police have not yet been able to establish the motive behind the threat and whether the accused had planned this before.
The Nagpur resident’s house was searched and he underwent a medical test to find out if he is of mentally stable. The police are also checking if he has a prior criminal record.
Baddalwar was later produced in a Nagpur court which remanded him in police custody till March 6. The accused did his post-graduation abroad and is currently jobless. It is suspected that he sent the mail out of frustration, Singh said adding that an investigation into the matter is on.
(With PTI inputs)