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Home / Mumbai News / Man who threatened UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrested in Mumbai

Man who threatened UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrested in Mumbai

The accused was picked up from Chunabhatti and brought to the Kalachowki ATS unit. During his interrogation he confessed to the crime, according to a Maharashtra Police officer.

mumbai Updated: May 24, 2020 15:01 IST
Manish K Pathak
Manish K Pathak
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (ANI File )

The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) arrested a 25-year-old man from Mumbai’s Chunabhatti area on Saturday for allegedly sending a message in which he had threatened to kill Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath “with a bomb”.The message was sent to a Uttar Pradesh Police’s WhatsApp number.

The message was sent by a man identified as Kamran Amin Khan who accused the chief minister of being anti-Muslim. It was received by social media cell of UP Police’s integrated emergency response centre UP 112 on Thursday midnight following which an FIR was registered at Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar Police station under the relevant sections.

After tracing the number from which the message was sent to Khan, UP Police informed the Maharashtra Police and the ATS began an inquiry. Khan was picked up from Chunabhatti and brought to the Kalachowki ATS unit. During his interrogation he confessed to the crime, an ATS officer said in a press note.

Maharashtra ATS has handed over Khan to Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force which is in Mumbai for further inquiry, reports IANS. He will be produced in holiday court on Sunday, added the officer..

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