Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. File Pic
Speaking to reporters in Nagpur, Fadnavis said the state Home department headed by him has taken cognizance of all the threats against the chief minister, reported PTI.
"We are paying full attention to the security of the chief minister and other aspects. The person who threatened the CM yesterday has been arrested, " he said, adding that the CM*s security is very important.
Fadnavis didn*t share details regarding the arrested person, Pune Police had registered a non-cognisable (NC) offence against a man who had called up the police control room claiming a "plot" to kill CM Shinde at a hotel in Lonavala in Pune district, reported PTI.
The man, Avinash Waghmare, was drunk and made the call on Saturday to "teach a lesson" to the owner of the hotel for allegedly overcharging him for a bottle of water, a senior police officer told PTI on Sunday.
According to PTI, the State Intelligence Department (SID) on Saturday received specific input about the threat to the life of the chief minister, following which his security was increased.
Additional security has been provided to the CM, who enjoys a Z Plus category security cover, a senior SID official told PTI.
Security was stepped up at Shinde*s private residence in Thane and the official residence *Varsha* in Mumbai.
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