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Man arrested for making 'derogatory' remarks against UP CM

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

A man was arrested Monday for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh and threatening a functionary, police said.

Umesh alias Lukka Nagar, in his late 20s, was held from his house in Dankaur area of district, they said.

Police said a case was registered at the station late Sunday night against Nagar on a complaint by

"Pandit had objected to a vulgar dance show and a qawwali programme during the Drona fair held in the district last week.

"Nagar later called up Pandit and abused him and he also made derogatory remarks against the chief minister," (SHO) Farmood said.

He said an audio clip of the conversation had gone viral on September 7 after which lodged a non-cognizable report (NCR) in the case.

"But on Sunday night, Nagar along with his four aides reached the house of Pandit brandishing a pistol and threatened to kill him," the SHO said citing the complaint.

The police then lodged a first information report on the complaint from Pandit under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempt to murder), 452 (house-tresspass), 147, 148 and 149 -- all three related to multiple people rioting with deadly armed weapons.

"Nagar was arrested from his house Monday morning, while police are searching for his other aides based on inputs from him," the SHO said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 17:30 IST
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