Man arrested for rape threat to Congress spokesperson's daughter on Twitter

Jul 05, 2018, 15:57 IST | PTI

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

Man arrested for rape threat to Congress spokesperson's daughter on Twitter
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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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