The Azad Maidan police on Wednesday detained a 20-year-old man from Jamnagar, Gujarat for allegedly making dying threats towards Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar.
According to police, Pednekar acquired a name on her cell phone at 5.50 pm on December 21 wherein a person threatened to kill her. “The phone was answered by her assistant. The speaker started making verbal insults on the phone, so the assistant put it on loudspeaker so that the Mayor and other people present in her office could hear,” stated an officer.
Pednekar approached Azad Maidan police on December 22 and submitted a grievance utility. “She was not in Mumbai for the next nine days and as soon as she came to the city on December 31, a team was sent to her office and a statement was recorded,” stated an officer. A case of prison intimidation was registered, police stated.
On checking the decision knowledge data of the quantity by which the Mayor was contacted, the police learnt that it was registered to an individual based mostly in Jamnagar.
“A team was sent to Jamnagar on Monday. They have caught the culprit and are on their way to Mumbai. They should reach the police station by Thursday morning after which he shall be placed under arrest and produced in court,” stated an officer.
The police stated they’re but to interrogate the detainee.