NEW DELHI: The Cyber unit of Delhi Police's Special Cell has held one person in connection with the anonymous email threatening to kidnap Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kerjiwal's daughter.
The person named, Vikas, was taken into custody on Tuesday, a source told Zee News. This is the first significant development in the case.
"The accused, identified as Vikas, was arrested by a team of the Special Cell from Bihar`s Motihari. The Cyber Cell team had tracked his IP address," said a senior police officer.
The police is interrogating Vikas to ascertain his modus operandi. Further investigation is underway, he said.
An email from an anonymous account threatening to kidnap Kejriwal's daughter – Harshita Kejriwal – was sent to Delhi Chief Minister's Office on January 9, 2019.
Delhi Police later deployed a Protective Service Officer (PSO) to CM's daughter and the matter was handed over to its Cyber cell.
Kejriwal has mostly shielded his two children -- daughter Harshita and son Pulkit - from public glare. According to media reports, Harshita cleared her IIT-JEE exam in 2014 and is pursuing engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.