Friday, April 19, 2024

Angry with hotelier, drunk man calls cops with ‘info on threat to Shinde’s life’, arrested

Maharashtra police Monday arrested a man in connection with a threat to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s life.

The arrested person Avinash Waghmare (36), a resident of Mumbai’s Ghatkopar, was drunk when he made the hoax call to the control room from Lonavala. He allegedly wanted to teach a lesson to the hotel owner for overcharging him for a bottle of water.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that they have taken input on the threat to the life of CM Shinde seriously.

“CM’s security is very important and we are paying full attention to it, apart from other aspects,” he said. However, Fadnavis did not share specific details of the arrested person.

Following the threat call, additional security has been provided to Mr. Shinde, who already enjoys a ‘Z Plus’ category security cover.


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