MUMBAI: Maharashtra ATS on Saturday detained a 25-year-old unemployed youth from Chunabhatti for sending a WhatsApp message threatening to kill UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath with a bomb. Kamran Khan will be produced before a Mumbai court on Sunday and handed over to a UP special task-force team that arrived here.
Khan, who was a watchman at a security firm but was jobless for a year, was picked up from his residence on Saturday evening. He admitted he sent the message during interrogation.
“The suspect sent it to the social media helpdesk of Lucknow police at 12.32am on Saturday. Social media monitors in UP informed agencies concerned and an FIR was registered at Gomti Nagar police station against an unidentified person. The sender was booked for criminal intimidation. Adityanath is one of 14 VVIPs to have round-the-clock NSG cover.
UP STF was told to probe the matter. “We are probing why he had sent the message. He is active on other social media platforms and his interrogation is on,” said an ATS officer. ATS is scanning his social media accounts and phone to see if he had terror links.