New Delhi: A 25-year-old man was arrested
for allegedly making a threatening call to the police claiming
that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit`s life was in danger.
Veer Singh, a resident of Farsh Vihar in the national
capital, was arrested for making a call to the Police Control
Room on Thursday evening claiming that Dikshit`s life was in
danger, police said today.
Singh, who was working in a shop that sells purses in
Delhi, used an MTNL number bought by one Mahendar to make the
The MTNL Garuda number was bought from Ram Hello Point
mobile shop in Narela. Mahendar did not like the number and
returned it to the shop, from where Singh allegedly managed to
Police said Singh made the call to police control room
primarily to implicate a lender to whom he owed Rs 20,000.
"After making the call to police control room, he also
gave a missed call to the lender (to whom he owed money)
thinking that he will be caught," police said.
During technical surveillance by police, it was found
that Singh made the call to the control room, they said.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of
IT Act and IPC 506 and 509.
Police had yesterday said that a "mentally stressed"
elderly woman made the call as she was angry over rise in
prices of essential goods.
Police had said they traced the caller, who is in her
sixties, detained her and let her off after questioning.
An anonymous call was made to the Police Control Room
(PCR) by someone whose voice sounded like that of a
"middle-aged woman`s" on Thursday evening claiming that
Dikshit`s life was in danger for the next 72 hours.
Following the call, police strengthened the security
of the Chief Minister, who has a `Z+` cover. More personnel
were also deployed at her 3 Motilal Nehru Marg residence.