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UP Assembly bomb scare: Police arrest suspect who threatened to blow up House on 15 August

Deoria: One person has been arrested here for allegedly threatening to blow up the Uttar Pradesh assembly on 15 August, police said on Friday.

File image of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow, where in a major security breach, a dangerous plastic explosive was found. PTI

File image of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow, where in a major security breach, a dangerous plastic explosive was found. PTI

Farhan Ahmed was arrested on Thursday and his mobile phone seized. "He had taken the SIM by furnishing a fake address," Additional Superintendent of Police Chiranjeevi Sinha said.

Ahmed, 20, was arrested near a barrage under Tarkulwan police station area, he said.

He is being interrogated by local police officials and intelligence officials from Delhi, Sinha added.

Ahmed had allegedly told the ADG (Law and Order) on his mobile phone that he would blow the UP legislature building on Independence Day.

Deoria is 325 km from state capital Lucknow and the district is a part of Gorakhpur division, the native place of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Ahmed is a resident of Kawlachhapar village under police station Rampur Karkhana.

In a major security breach, a dangerous plastic explosive was found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, which on Friday unanimously recommended an NIA probe.


Updated Date: Jul 14, 2017 15:25 PM

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