Man Held For Rape Threat To Priyanka Chaturvedi’s Daughter

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Ahmedabad/Mumbai(PTI): The Mumbai Police has arrested a 36-year-old man in Gujarat for allegedly giving a rape threat on Twitter to the daughter of Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, an official said today.

Girish Maheshwari was arrested from Bavla near Ahmedabad late last night, a senior police official said.

The accused was being brought to Mumbai and would be produced in the Dindoshi court later in the day, he said.

Following a directive from the Union Home Ministry, the police had registered a case against Twitter user ‘@GirishK1605’ for threatening to rape Chaturvedi’s 10-year-old daughter

The case was registered under Section 509 (word, gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code, and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, on Tuesday after the Congress spokesperson filed a complaint.

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