(Eds: makes clear it was WhatsApp message)
Mumbai, May 23 (PTI) The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism
Squad (ATS) has arrested a 25-year-old man here for
allegedly threatening to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Yogi Adityanath, a police official said here on Saturday.
Kamran Khan, a resident of Chunabhatti in eastern
suburbs, was arrested by the Kalachowki unit of ATS, the
Uttar Pradesh Police's social media help desk had
received a WhatsApp message on Friday in which the sender
threatened to kill Adityanath in a bomb blast, he said.
A case was registered at Gomatinagar Police Station
against an unidentified person under IPC section 506 (criminal
intimidation), said Vikram Deshmane, Superintendent of Police,
UP police alerted Maharashtra ATS after the message
was traced to Mumbai, he said, following which the sender was
tracked down and Khan was arrested, the SP said.
He will be produced before a court here and handed
over to UP police's Special Task Force on transit remand, the
official said. PTI DC KRK