MATHURA: After a message threatening to kill the Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the police and media, security agencies and district administration went into a tizzy ahead of PM Modi’s rally on May 25.

The sender of the WhatsApp message has been identified by Uttar Pradesh police and his brother was taken into custody and is being interrogated, said reports.

According to the police officials, the threat message was received on May 20 by some people, including SSP Rakesh Singh and some media personnel, following which the sender’s mobile number was put under surveillance.

The sender has been identified as Ramvir who is a resident of Navli village, said SSP Rakesh Singh, adding a team under Superintendent of Police has been constituted to nab him.

“Ramvir had brought SIM card under a fake name,” said District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar, adding Ramvir has sent similar messages on previous occasion as well to scare people. A case will be registered against him under relevant sections of the IPC.

On the eve of first anniversary of the NDA government, PM Modi will address a public rally on May 25 at Nagla Chandrabhan in Mathura, the birth place of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, one of the founders of Bharatiya Janata Party parent, the Jana Sangh.

Ahead of the PM Modi’s visit to Mathura, tight security has been put into place. 

(With Agency Inputs)

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