Man held for threatening to blow up Kanpur railway station

A man was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up Kanpur central railway station, police said on Tuesday.

Kanpur: A man was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up Kanpur central railway station, police said on Tuesday.

Kanpur SSP Shalabh Mathur said that Umesh alias Vakil, a resident of Fatehpur district, was arrested last night and a mobile phone, pistol were seized from his possession.

The SSP said that Umesh had called Kanpur RPF Superintendent Sunil Kumar Gupta on January 11 and threatened to blow up platform 1 of central Railway Station.

He had called Gupta using a mobile sim bought with a fake ID in the name of another man from Fatehpur to avenge an old enmity between them as both have filed cases against each other in a court there, he said.

A case has been registered against Umesh under various sections of the IPC, the SSP said, adding, further investigations are underway.  

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