Mumbai: Man arrested for sending threats to political leaders


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The man admitted to have sent threats to a dozen political leaders including a minister.

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Mumbai: City police on Wednesday arrested an ‘RTI activist' for sending abusive and threatening text messages to several political leaders in Maharashtra.

The accused Deepakkumar Pyarelal Gupta (42) was arrested at Jalgaon in north Maharashtra this morning, said inspector Mahadeo Nimbalkar of Vile Parle police station here.

NCP leader and MLC Vidya Chavan had filed a complaint at the Vile Parle police station after getting an abusive text message on February 21. The unidentified sender also threatened to shoot her dead.

Shiv Sena spokesperson and MLC Neelam Gorhe too filed a complaint with Pune police that she had received a threatening text message.

Police zeroed in on the accused by tracing the location of the mobile phone from which the messages were sent. Gupta, who works at a saree shop in Jalgaon, was also an RTI activist, police said, adding that he confessed to have sent the same text message to over a dozen political leaders, including a minister.