Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad has nabbed one Gaffar from Bijnor district for allegedly calling and threatening Member of parliament from Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Sakshi Maharaj to kill him in a bomb attack. The offence is registered under section 504, 507 of Indian Penal Code, and 66 of the Information Technology Act.
The accused have been nabbed on 17th June and is currently in Anti-Terrorist Squads custody. During an interrogation accused Gaffar himself confessed of commuting the crime when he was in Kuwait. He has also confessed that he had made calls to several other Bhartiya Janata Party leaders from Kuwait. Somebody is Kuwait has asked him to make calls and threaten BJP leaders.
ATS sources have confirmed that other than Sakshi Maharaj he had made calls to several other BJP leaders too. It was a difficult task to track down the accused as he was located in Kuwait. Recently they got a tip-off that he has returned to India and is located in Bijnor. Teams were dispatched and he was nabbed. UP Police is currently verifying the background whether he was operating along or is there a racket working which is threatening BJP leaders.
He will be produced before the designated magistrate court for a remand. One mobile phone, passport, Aadhaar card, and Civil ID Card has been recovered from the accused.
Last month in a combined operation Uttar Pradesh Police and Maharashtra Special Task Force (STF) nabbed one accused from Mumbai who had committed a similar offence of calling on UP government hotline and threatening to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.