08:05 GMT15 June 2021
Listen Live
    India
    Get short URL
    by
    0 21
    Subscribe

    Over the past few years, there have been several incidents when state police or security forces have received telephone calls or letters where the author has threatened to assassinate the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, state chiefs or federal ministers.

    The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a 22-year-old man for threatening to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said. According to the police, the accused, identified as Salman, had been released on bail.

    "Salman had called the police control room and said he wants to kill PM Modi on Thursday evening. After the call, our team homed in on his location and brought him to the police station for questioning," a senior official of Delhi Police said on condition of anonymity.

    During investigation, the accused said he made the call because he wanted to go to jail.

    "After we checked his details, it was found that Salman has several cases against him and was out on bail. We are investigating the matter from all angles," the officer stated. 

    Salman will also be questioned by the intelligence officials as the matter is related to PM Modi, police said.

    Earlier in April, India's Paramilitary force, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), received an email containing a threat to kill federal Home Minister, Amit Shah, and the chief of Uttar Pradesh state, Yogi Adityanath.

    Related:

    Leading Facebook India Employee Contacts Delhi Police After Receiving Death Threats
    ‘Get Ready for Big Revenge’: Death Threat Note to Israeli Envoy Reportedly Found at India Blast Site
    Indian Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh State Chief Yogi Adityanath Receive Death Threats
    Tags:
    jail, Arrests, Police, Delhi, Yogi Adityanath, Amit Shah, death threat, kill, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, India
    Community standardsDiscussion