Journalist gets threat calls after AAP minister tweets number

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Police registered a case in connection with alleged threatening calls received by journalist Dipak Chaurasia after his phone number was tweeted by AAP minister Kapil Mishra.

"A criminal case under Sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507( criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 509( word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 354D (stalking), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC has been registered at Safdarjung Enclave on the complaint of Anusuiya Roy, wife of Deepak Chaurasia Editor in Chief, India News," said a senior police officer.

Roy alleged that on the intervening night of September 13-14 between 11 pm and 4 am, Chaurasia received threatening calls and messages from unknown numbers.

The complaint also mentioned that the calls and messages started after Mishra tweeted Chaurasia's phone number.

"Investigation has been taken up. Serious efforts are on to identify the culprits. The calls on Chaurasia's number were made from India as well as abroad including Canada and the numbers are being verified," said the officer.

"We have registered the case against unknown persons only and the name of the minister is not there in the FIR," the officer added.

The incident happened after the numbers of the chief minister and Delhi government ministers were flashed in a programme on Chikungunya hosted by Chaurasia on his channel.

Afterwards, Kapil Mishra retaliated by tweeting Chaurasia's number on his own twitter handle.

"Dear Dipak Chaurasia you just showed my personal number on your channel. I think this should not be one sided affair so I will share both your numbers. Enjoy," Mishra tweeted before giving the number on his handle asking followers to retweet the numbers.

Later, however, he deleted his tweet containing Chaurasia's numbers.

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