A youth was arrested for allegedly making threatening calls to Tennis star Sania Mirza and creating nuisance at her residence here demanding that she should cancel her engagement with a businessman, police said on Wednesday.
Mohammed Ashraf (28), a civil engineering student who claimed to be in love with the 22-year-old tennis player, was allegedly sending messages and making threatening calls to her mobile phone asking her to cancel her engagement, police said citing a complaint lodged by Sania's father Imran Mirza.
Ashraf went to Sania's house at Banjara Hills here last night and allegedly entered into an argument with her father asking him to cancel her engagement as he was in love with her, a senior police officer said.
"We had already put up a police picket at Sania's house after her father's complaint. Ashraf was arrested after he created nuisance at their house," he said.
Ashraf was booked under various sections of IPC and was being produced before a court today, the police officer said.
Sania Mirza's engagement is scheduled on July 10 in Hyderabad with businessman Mohd Sohrab Mirza.