Bihar teen arrested for ‘threatening’ to assassinate Modi, Yogi Adityanath

Noida Police said the schoolboy sent an email to a media house in which he threatened to assassinate Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
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Noida Police on Friday (April 7) arrested a 16-year-old boy from Lucknow on charges of issuing threats to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to Noida Police, the boy who hails from Bihar, sent an email to a media house in which he threatened to assassinate Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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The 16-year-old boy, was picked up from the Chinhat area of Lucknow on Friday morning and has been brought to Noida, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Noida) Rajneesh Verma said.
“An FIR was lodged in connection with the case of April 5 at Sector 20 police station here after which the matter was investigated, technical teams also roped in to trace the sender of the email, which contained the threat message,” Verma said.

Verma told PTI that police during investigating traced the sender of the threat mail to Lucknow’s Chinhat area. “The sender turned out to be a schoolboy, who has just completed his Class 11 and will be beginning Class 12 in this session,” he told PTI.
Verma said the boy will be produced in a Delhi-based juvenile court and that further legal proceedings are underway.

The police had lodged an FIR against unknown person after a media house representative approached them with a complaint, stating they have received an email threatening to assassinate the prime minister and the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

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The FIR was lodged under the Indian Penal Code sections 153A (1b) (act prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, or likely to disturb public tranquillity), 505 (1b) (act likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the state or against the public tranquillity), 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), police said.
The police also invoked provisions of the Information Technology Act in the case.

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(With inputs from agencies)