Case registered over threat to UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 02:33 PM IST

Shailendra Giri, a local police officer, said a probe is on and a special team is trying to trace the sender of the threat

Yogi Adityanath (HT PHOTO)
Yogi Adityanath (HT PHOTO)

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday registered a case over a threat to assassinate chief minister Yogi Adityanath, people aware of the matter said.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) filed in the case, the threat was received on August 2 on emergency response system Dial 112’s WhatsApp number around 7.23pm.

Officials said the WhatsApp number was registered in the name of one Shahid Khan and that the case was registered on the complaint of Subash Kumar, the operations commander of Dial 112, who received the threat.

The FIR was lodged under the Indian Penal Code’s Sections including 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (threat through anonymous communication), and the Information Technology Act.

Shailendra Giri, a local police officer, said a probe is on and a special team is trying to trace the sender. He said strict action will be initiated.

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