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Two held over threat to kill chief minister Chouhan

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Two brothers were arrested in district of today after one of them allegedly tweeted that he was going to kill Shivraj Singh Chouhan, police said.

"We arrested Jitendra (32) and Bharat Arjunwar (25) under the Act and releant IPC sections. Jitendra had tweeted five times between August 2 and 7 that he was going to kill the chief minister," Bhopal Police Cyber Cell's of Police Sudeep Goenka said.

Bharat (25) had allegedly bought a mobile SIM card for his brother to activate his account, he said.

had returned from in May. He had been imprisoned in after he inadvertently crossed into the neighbouring country from border in 2013, the said.

Police came across the threatening tweets on August 7 when Chouhan was visiting district.

"Both were brought here and questioned thoroughly before they were set free on bail," the ASP said.

"No organisation was found to be behind the threat. Jitendra appears to have made the threat due to some personal reasons or just for publicity," he added.

He is also suffering from sickle cell anaemia and has a problem in the hipbone which requires him to walk with support, the said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:25 IST
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