Maharashtra ATS arrests man for threatening to assasinate Yogi Adityanath

The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Saturday arrested a man from Mumbai who had allegedly made a call to the social media help desk of the Uttar Pradesh government threatening to assassinate Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The 25-year-old called in the early hours of Friday using a mobile number saying that CM Yogi Adityanath will be assasinated in a bomb blast.

Folowing this, an FIR was registered at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow while the UP Special Task Force (STF) started an investigation. The Kalachowki unit of Maharashtra ATS had been conducting investigations in the case on leads received form the UP STF.

The mobile number was tracked using dump data and current human intelligence was used to zero in on the location of the accused. The mobile number used for the threat call had been switched off but the dump data revealed the place it had been switched on was in Chunabhatti area of Eastern Mumbai.

Based on technical and ground intelligence the accused was traced to Mumbai’s Mhada colony, Chunnabhatti area. Subsequently, ATS officials nabbed a person identified as Kamran Amin.

The accused Kamran confessed to the crime, said ATS officials. The UP STF was informed about his arrest. The team is currently in Mumbai and the accused has been handed over to STF.

The accused will be produced in court on Sunday. He will then be handed over to the UP STF which will seek his transit remand and take him to Uttar Pradesh for further investigation.

Kamran is originally a resident of Nal Bazar in South Mumbai and had shifted to Chunabhatti as repairs were going on in his building. He earlier worked as a security guard at Zaveri Bazar in South Mumbai but in 2017 he had undergone a spine surgery and since then he has been jobless.

ATS officials said his father was a taxi driver who died two months ago and other than his mother, he has an elder brother and a sister. Officials also said that the accused was a drug addict.

Source – India Today