Youth arrested for threatening to blow Uttar Pradesh Assembly on August 15

Uttar Pradsh Police have arrested a youth who had threatened to blow up the Vidhan Sabha with bombs on August 15, 2017.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 12:32 PM IST
Youth arrested for threatening to blow Uttar Pradesh Assembly on August 15
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradsh Police have arrested a youth who had threatened to blow up the Vidhan Sabha with bombs on August 15, 2017.

The arrested student has been identified as Farhan Ahmad.

A BA second year student, Ahmad hails from Deoria district.

He had called up Additional Director General (ADG) AK Prasad on July 6, 2017 and had threatened to blow up the Uttar Pradesh Assembly building on August 15, 2017.

Meanwhile, in a major security breach, a dangerous plastic explosive was found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while confirming that an explosive, by the name of Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), was indeed found in the Assembly, pressed for more vigilance in Uttar Pradesh, more particularly in the Assembly and rued the absence of a Quick Response Team (QRT) for the state.