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2 arrested in Uttarakhand for chatting about killing Defence Minister

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Though the matter is still under investigation, prima facie it appears the duo was chatting in a state of inebriation, the SP said.
Two persons were arrested on Monday after a WhatsApp exchange on a plan to allegedly kill Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while they were apparently drunk, the police said, as the minister paid a visit to Dharchula town in this district of Uttarakhand.

The police were alerted to the message at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The two have been booked under section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 66 of the Information Technology (IT) Act, Pithoragarh S.P. Ramchandra Rajguru said.

“We were alerted to the chat [about killing the Defence Minister] on a WhatsApp group at 9.30 p.m. on Sunday. We identified two persons between whom the chat was taking place and arrested them Monday morning ahead of the Defence Minister’s arrival here,” he said.

The controversial message, sent by one of the arrested duo, reads as, “Main shoot karunga Sitharaman ko, kal uska akhiri din hoga. (‘I will shoot Sitharaman, tomorrow will be her last day’), police said.

It is being probed whether the duo had any criminal background or possessed any arms and ammunition, Rajguru said.

The credentials of the admin of the WhatsApp group are also being looked into, the SP said.

Though the matter is still under investigation, prima facie it appears the duo was chatting in a state of inebriation, the SP said.

The Defence Minister visited Dharchula town Monday to inaugurate a mega medical camp organised by the Army on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.

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