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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

UPA minister getting ‘lewd’ calls on mobile

An anonymous caller has allegedly been calling up Minister of State (MoS) Kanti Singh on her personal mobile phone.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2008 02:02 IST
Ravi Bajpai
Ravi Bajpai
Hindustan Times

An anonymous caller has allegedly been calling up Minister of State (MoS) Kanti Singh on her personal mobile phone and using “abusive and unparliamentary” language.

Singh is a member of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) cabinet and holds the charge of minister of state for Heavy Industry and Public Enterprise. She is a Member of Parliament from Ara in Bihar.

Singh has lodged a complaint with the police against the anonymous caller who has called her at least three times last week. Singh said a man, who did not identify himself, called on her phone and began mumbling something.

“I received the call while I was at my office on Wednesday. The caller started uttering something that was not comprehensible. I disconnected the phone,” Singh told HT. Singh said the caller again called after some time. “This time too, he said some weird things and I disconnected the phone,” said Singh. The caller called up a third time. Singh said she asked her Personal Security Officer to take the call.

“The caller suddenly became angry and began abusing the officer. He went on till the officer disconnected the call. Such anonymous calls on my personal mobile phone are worrying,” said Singh.

Singh’s assistant private secretary then called the police of Parliament Street. The caller was using a Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited landline phone. A preliminary inquiry revealed that the calls were made from a PCO booth at Janpath, said an officer. Police, however, did not have any clue about the caller’s identity.

A police officer at Parliament Street police station said, “We transferred the case to Tughlak Road police station, where the minister resides.” Despite repeated attempts, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Anand Mohan could not be contacted for comments.