Palash Bose, a resident of the south Kolkata locality of Tollygunge, was arrested by the Mumbai Police late on Thursday night time on prices of allegedly threatening Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut over web name, using the name of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Mumbai Police arrested Palash after monitoring the IP handle of the accused.
“Right now we only have the information that this person was arrested for threatening Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. What exactly is the reason for arresting him all of a sudden coming from Mumbai to Kolkata we don’t know. We can comment only after seeing the remand,” advocate Anirban Guhathakurta, representing the accused, instructed IANS.
Earlier, Guhathakurta stated in a press release: “Palash Bose, resident of Tollygunge, has been arrested yesterday night by Mumbai police allegedly for a threat call to MP Sanjay Routh of Shiv Sena.. It has been alleged that Palash is a supporter of Kangana, and so this threat call. He will be produced at Alipore Court for transit remand at 1pm today.”
The police try to research if Palash truly has any reference to Kangana, and what might need provoked him to allegedly name and threaten Raut using the actress’s name.
Mumbai Police will apply for transit remand at Kolkata’s Alipore Court on Friday afternoon, in order that the accused will be dropped at Mumbai for additional investigation.
The arrest of the youth occurs at a time when there may be growing pressure between Kangana and the Shiv Sena over her current insulting rant in direction of Mumbai, its police drive and the Maharashtra state authorities, following which Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation initiated a demolition drive at her workplace constructing in Mumbai. Kangana has been allotted Y-plus safety by the federal government of India following the spat.