New Delhi: India News Editor-in-Chief Deepak Chaurasia on Wednesday lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against unidentified persons after receiving multiple threat calls on his personal number.
It all started with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra who shared Deepak Chaurasia’s personal number through his Twitter account to thousands of followers. The Delhi Tourism and Water Resources Minister had shared the number in retaliation to the fact that Chaurasia had released the number of AAP ministers mentioned on the site on the TV channel.
After Kapil Mishra’s tweet, the Editor-in-Chief started receiving threat calls that were filled with abuse. Callers also threatened Deepak with dire consequences for his children.
On India News’ ‘Tonight with Deepak Chaurasia’, the channel had made public the numbers that were published on AAP’s website which were later re-released on the TV channel. But the AAP minister irresponsibly tweeted through his Twitter account the number of Deepak Chaurasia.
The contentious issue which was being talked about on the debate was the rise of Chikungunya disease in the national capital.
Deepak Chaurasia’s wife filed police complaint against unidentified callers under sections 506, 507, 509 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code at the Safdurjung police station.