Man arrested for threatening to bomb at PM Modi’s rally: Police

PATNA: A self-proclaimed social worker posted a message on WhatsApp, threatening to blast at a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 3 was arrested in Bihar’s Patna, police said on Wednesday.

The man has been identified as Udayan Raia who is a resident of Patna, he was arrested on Tuesday after he threatened to carry out the explosion at Gandhi Maidan during the NDA’s upcoming Sankalp Rally on Sunday.

A police official stated that he was charged for spreading rumours and threats and was produced at a court and sent to 14 days judicial custody. Officials are also checking through his public and social media profiles.

On March 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to kick-start the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha poll campaign in Rajasthan in Tonk city, where he will address the ‘Vijay Sankalp rally.’

In October 2013, a series of bomb blast took place at the same venue had killed six people during then BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally. Security has been tightened in Patna in view of the rally.