New Delhi, July 30: A 22-year-old man was arrested from Mumbai after he allegedly made a phone call to the National Security Guard (NSG) control room in New Delhi and warned of a “chemical attack” on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The official said that during interrogation, Mandal revealed that his friend was recently killed in a Naxal attack in Jharkhand and in this context, he wanted to meet the prime minister.
The NSG acted swiftly and tracked the number to Mumbai and informed the police about the call.
Mumbai Police then traced the man, identified as Kashinath Mandal, a native of Jharkhand.
He was arrested by the DB Marg Police in central Mumbai on July 27, an official said.Police said Mandal was arrested from the Mumbai Central Railway Station when he was about to board a Surat-bound train.
Mandal has been booked under IPC sections 505 (1) and (2) (making, publishing or circulating any statement, rumour or report creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) and 182 (false information with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person), he added.
He called up NSG control room in New Delhi and warned of a “chemical attack” on the prime minister, the official said.
Following the arrest, the accused was produced in a court which remanded him in police custody till today.
He will be produced in the court again later in the day, the official said.