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Cop held for threatening Rajasthan DGP over Kasab, Yakub

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Patna :A Bihar Police constable was today arrested for allegedly sending threatening SMS to Rajasthan Director General of Police (DGP) and top police officers of other states with bomb blasts to take revenge for hanging Ajmal Kasab and Yakub Memon.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vikas Vaibhav said the arrested constable identified as Shah Ujair is a resident of Sigori village in Paliganj block of Patna district and was posted in adjoining Jehanabad district.

“He had sent an SMS to Rajasthan DGP on the eve of Independence Day threatening blast and bloodbath in pink city Jaipur, sending security forces into a tizzy. We received information about the message originating from Bihar and took action to identify the sender,” Vaibhav said.

The SSP said the number was traced to Ujair and the SIM card seller also identified him as the person to whom it was sold.
An FIR has been lodged in this connection and police officers are interrogating the constable about his motive.

Inquiries revealed he had sent similar messages to Mumbai Police Commissioner, Punjab DGP among others.

Investigators said Ujair is mentally stable as he was already working in the police force, but he could be either extremely radicalised or sent messages to implicate one of his brothers-in-law with whom he had some animosity.

Ujair had tried to implicate his brother-in-law earlier also by threatening an MLA in the state with dire consequences, the investigation revealed.

PTI