August 28, 2016 11:56:35 pm
Police has identified a 22-year-old “mentally ill” man in north west Delhi’s Keshavpuram area as the person who had sent an SMS threatening AAP legislator and former minister Jitender Singh Tomar.
“The accused was identified as a 22-year-old man from Keshavpuram area yesterday. He has a medical history of treatment for mental diseases at IBHAS and AIIMS. He was medically examined and found to be unfit to be arrested,” a senior police officer said.
Tomar had on August 26 claimed that he received a threat to his life.
“I was sitting in the Assembly session when I received an SMS on my phone at 2.05 PM today. The sender in his message said he had not made up his mind whether he should ‘stab me’ or ‘kill easily’ adding that he could eliminate me easily,” Tomar had said.
The MLA had claimed that he asked the sender about his whereabouts but no reply came.
Later, however, a missed call was received from the same number but the phone was not answered when he called back, Tomar had said.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.