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Kota: Delhi-based builder arrested over terror attack hoax

Abdul is native of Karauli and currently living in South Delhi. He had shifted to the national capital a few years ago. He was arrested for sending a WhatsApp message to Inspector General of Police, Bharatpur range and issuing a bogus terror threat.

February 1, 2018, 1:04 am

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Jaipur: A 36-year-old builder identified as Abdul Shaqir was arrested in Kota for sending a WhatsApp message to Inspector General of Police, Bharatpur range and allegedly issuing a terror threat. Police said that the accused man was allegedly unhappy with the functioning of Karauli police in a case of clash between two groups of his community. He sent the message to create panic, sources said. Abdul is native of Karauli and currently living in South Delhi. He had shifted to the national capital a few years ago and worked as a builder there. Abdul was visiting his relatives in Kota two days ago when he sent the WhatsApp message. In order to implicate some rivals, he allegedly typed a terror message using their name and sent it to IG, Bharatpur. He allegedly wrote in the message that these men worked for a terror group and supplied weapons. They were also involved in land grabbing to provide funding to the terror group, he allegedly wrote. The message created a frenzy in the police force. Local police, ATS, SOG, IB and cyber crime police launched an investigation and an alert was sounded. The police came to know that the message had been sent by someone hiding in Kishorpura area of Kota. Abdul was arrested from his relative’s house.

First published: January 20, 2018