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Man sent to judicial custody for Dikshit threat call


New Delhi : A city court Monday sent a man to 14 days’ judicial custody for making a call warning that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s life was in danger.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja asked the jail authorities to present Veer Singh, 25, in court May 24. He was arrested Sunday on charges of issuing death threat and making a hoax call.

Singh, a resident of Farsh Vihar in east Delhi, allegedly made the telephone call Thursday to implicate a man who was harassing him to repay his dues. He had stolen a mobile phone from Narela in outer Delhi to make the call to the police control room and then called up the man he wanted to implicate.

“He thought that police would track down the other person and arrest him in connection with the death threat to the chief minister,” a police officer said.

Police beefed Dikshit’s security following the telephone call Thursday which claimed that the chief minister’s life was in danger for the next 72 hours.