A man who made threatening calls to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district, police said on Tuesday.
Javed, 45, was arrested late on Monday from the Jahanabad area of Pilibhit. Gandhi represents the Pilibhit parliamentary constituency.
“Javed was making threatening calls on Varun’s mobile phone for the last few days. On the complaint made by his (Varun) representative, we started inquiring into the matter with district authorities and later arrested Javed," police Inspector Arvind Dubey told reporters Tuesday in Pilibhit, some 250 km from Lucknow.
“We are gathering more details about Javed. It is yet to be ascertained why he was making the threatening calls," he added.
According to police, some more people could also be involved in the offence.
“We cannot rule out the possibility that Javed used to make threatening calls on the directions of some other people who did not want to get traced," said Dubey.