Last year also in September, November, and December, calls were received threatening Yogi Adityanath.
LUCKNOW: WhatsApp group of Uttar Pradesh Police Control room UP 112 received a message from an unidentified number on April 29 threatening Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath that he had only four days left with him.
An FIR was lodged within 20 minutes of the message at the Sushant Golf City police station in connection with the incident. Senior officials of UP 112 also confirmed about the same.
The message was received by the social media cell of UP Police’s integrated emergency response centre UP 112.
Taking the cognisance of which Anshul Kumar of UP 112 lodged an FIR against unidentified person under causing fear or alarm to the public to commit an offence against the state or against the public tranquillity, threat to cause death and using anonymous communication for issuing threat.
Kumar in his FIR stated that a message was received at UP-112 Whatsapp service 7570000100, “Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has only four days of life left with him,” Kumar stated in his FIR to the police.
He said the UP-112 authorities informed the police station and further probe in the matter is on.
Joint commissioner of police, Lucknow, crime, Nilabja Choudhury, told TOI that an investigation was under way and the surveillance cell was tracing the location of the number while the sleuths of the cyber cell were also providing assistance.
In 2020 also in September, November, and December, calls were received threatening Yogi Adityanath. In May 2020, Uttar Pradesh police had also nabbed a Bihar constable named Tanveer Khan from Ghazipur district after his contentious Facebook post on April 24, calling for the killing of the state chief minister Yogi Adityanath, went viral on social media.
Kamran Ameen (25), a private security guard who had threatened to attack UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath with a bomb in April last year was also arrested by STF in May. Prior to that also threats to the life of CM was received in Gorakhpur in the first week of February.