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Man held for threatening to blow up UP assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Deoria (UP) 

One person has been arrested here for allegedly threatening to blow up the assembly on August 15, police said today.

Farhan Ahmed was arrested yesterday and his mobile phone seized. "He had taken the SIM by furnishing a fake address," Additional Superintendent of Police Chiranjeevi Sinha said.

Ahmed, 20, was arrested near a barrage under Tarkulwan police station area, he said.

He is being interrogated by local police officials and intelligence officials from Delhi, Sinha added.

Ahmed had allegedly told the ADG (and Order) on his mobile phone that he would blow the UP legislature building on Independence Day.

Deoria is 325 km from state capital and the district is a part of Gorakhpur division, the native place of Chief Minister

Ahmed is a resident of Kawlachhapar village under police station Rampur Karkhana.

In a major security breach, a dangerous plastic explosive was found in the Assembly, which today unanimously recommended an NIA probe.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 15:02 IST