Ankit Kumar, the son of Vinay Kumar Mishra of Madhusudan Etwarpur in Vaishali district, made the phone calls on Monday (March 20) evening, Patna SSP Rajeev Mishra said on Wednesday.
A police team from Patna will question him in connection with this case and the motive behind making threat calls on the official numbers of the CM house. “He reportedly obtained the phone numbers from Google and made the threat calls,” a police officer said. He will be produced before Surat court and brought to Bihar on transit remand.
SSP Mishra said the Patna police immediately started investigation by registering a complaint at the Secretariat police station the same day. A special team was formed under the leadership of city SP (central) Abhinav Sharma.
“Ankit made the calls on the landline and mobile phone numbers at the CM residence. With the help of the technical evidences, the man was identified and his location traced. He was arrested from Laksana in Surat district with the help of Gujarat police. He worked in Surat as a weaver,” the SSP told TOI.
Mishra further said Ankit was emotionally charged after the arrest of YouTuber Manish Kashyap, accused of circulating fake videos of attacks on migrant workers in Tamil Nadu. “He told the police that Kashyap’s arresting was not right. It seems like he was boosted by someone. However, there is no link between Kashyap and Ankit. In the preliminary investigation, his involvement in any other serious criminal incident has not come to light. The matter is being probed and he will be further interrogated,” he said.
Earlier in 2015, one Ajay Kumar Choudhary was arrested for texting a threat to bomb CM Nitish whereas one Pramod Kumar was held for issuing bomb threat against him in 2018.