A 22-year-old man working as a security guard allegedly called up the National Security Guard (NSG) control room and warned of a ‘chemical attack’ on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the police said on Monday. The man has been identified as Kashinath Mandal and was arrested by the DB Marg Police in central Mumbai on July 27.
The man in question obtained the contact number of the NSG control room in New Delhi and called up on Friday. He warned of a chemical attack on the prime minister, said an official.
The police were informed about the call after the NSG had tracked the number to Mumbai.
The police then traced Mandal, a native of Jharkhand and staying at a hutment in Walkeshwar area. He was then arrested from the Mumbai Central Railway Station when he was about to board a Surat-bound train, he said.
Mandal, during investigation, told the police that his friend was recently killed in a Naxal attack in Jharkhand and he wanted to meet the prime minister in this context, the official said.
The accused was produced in a court following is arrest. He was later remanded to police custody till Monday.
He will be produced in the court again later in the day, the official said.
Mandal has been booked under IPC sections 505 (1) and (2) (making, publishing or circulating any statement, rumour or report creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) and 182 (false information with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person), he added.