Man arrested for sending threats to Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif, stalking her

Published on Jul 25, 2022 02:46 PM IST

Mumbai Police has arrested the man who sent threats to Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal on social media. The case was registered on a complaint by Vicky.Mumbai 

Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal got married last year.
Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal got married last year.

Mumbai Police has arrested the man responsible for allegedly sending death threats to Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal. The person was arrested as Vicky filed a complaint against an unidentified person for stalking Katrina and sending them obscene messages on social media. (Also read: Salman Khan meets Mumbai top cop after seeking weapon licence for protection)

A tweet by ANI read, “Man, accused of threatening Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal through social media, arrested by Police: Mumbai Police.” Earlier, another tweet by the agency read, “Case registered at Santacruz PS on complaint of Vicky Kaushal. He complained that one person has been threatening and posting threat messages on Instagram. He stated that the accused has also been stalking his wife and threatening her.”

A Hindustan Times report quoted Manjunath Singhe, deputy commissioner of police (zone 9), as saying, “We have registered a case under Sections 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) and 354 (d) (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 67 (transmitting obscene material) of the Information Technology Act, 2000."

According to the police, Vicky claimed that the accused had been posting threatening messages on Instagram against him and also stalking Katrina.

“The actor claimed that the harassment and threatening had been going on for a few days after which he decided to approach the police and lodge a complaint,” said an officer from Santacruz police station.

Prior to Vicky and Katrina, in June, actor Swara Bhasker received a death threat through a letter. The letter was sent to the actor's residence located in Versova. After receiving the letter, Swara approached Versova police station and lodged a complaint against unidentified persons. In a similar incident, in November 2021, actor Kangana Ranaut filed a complaint at a police station in Himachal Pradesh against the people who allegedly gave her death threats over her post on farm law protestors.

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