Mumbai, September 12
A Kolkata resident held on Friday for allegedly making threatening calls to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut lately had additionally made comparable calls at residences of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state house minister Anil Deshmukh and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, ATS officers mentioned right here on Saturday.
The accused, Palash Bose, had claimed himself to be a member of Dawood Ibrahim’s gang whereas allegedly making these telephone calls earlier this month, they mentioned.
An official mentioned Bose (49) had lived in Dubai for greater than 15 years and returned to Kolkata just a few years in the past.
“He made these calls by using a SIM card which he had procured from Dubai,” he mentioned, including that Bose advised investigators that he had additionally used worldwide SIM playing cards to make these calls.
Police are looking for out if Bose had any connections in Dubai, the official mentioned.
Police had registered a case beneath sections 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief), 506 (Punishment for legal intimidation), and 507 (legal intimidation by nameless communication) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the grievance of Raut, mentioned Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anti- Terrorism Squad, Vikram Deshmane.
Police had additionally added part 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1932, he mentioned.
“During investigation, ATS Mumbai received information from a reliable source that the accused is hiding in Kolkata, following which he was picked up from that city by a team led by police inspector Daya Nayak,” he mentioned.
Police recovered two cellphones, 4 SIM playing cards—three worldwide and one home—from the accused, the DCP mentioned.
Another official mentioned Bose’s motive behind making these menace calls is beneath investigation.
He mentioned Bose, a science graduate, had obtained telephone numbers of politicians whom he had targetted from varied web sites.
Mumbai Police got the transit remand of the accused until September 14.
On Sunday, police had beefed up safety outdoors Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshree’ in Bandra after an unidentified caller, claiming to be fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim”s aide, referred to as the bungalow’s landline quantity.
State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had acquired menace calls on a couple of event over his stance in reference to the controversy involving actress Kangana Ranaut.
Deshmukh had acquired the calls from Himachal Pradesh and one other location from completely different numbers on Tuesday and at round 6 am on Wednesday, sources near him had mentioned, including that the callers requested the minister to not become involved within the controversy.
Earlier additionally, an nameless caller had phoned Deshmukh’s Nagpur workplace, threatening him and Sharad Pawar, a minister had mentioned.
Kolkata Police had mentioned that Bose claimed himself to be a fan of Ranaut.
The Shiv Sena and the actress are engaged in a disagreement after the latter lately likened Mumbai to Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK) and likewise mentioned she feared Mumbai Police greater than the film mafia.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is dominated by the Shiv Sena, on Wednesday pulled down some unlawful alterations made at Ranaut’s bungalow in suburban Bandra. The Bombay High Court later granted a keep. PTI DC NSK