New Delhi, July 5, News24 Bureau: The man who had threatened Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi's daughter on social media has finally been arrested. The man Girish Maheshwari is from Ahmedabad and had taken to the twitter handle to threaten the senior leader's 10-year-old daughter in the cheapest way possible.
The man has been arrested for posting rape threats.
A joint hunt by Delhi and Mumbai police led to the arrest. An intense investigation was launched after the Home Ministry intervened and asked the Mumbai police to file a case against the perpetrator.
Following this directive from the Union Home Ministry, Mumbai Police today registered a case against an unidentified Twitter user for threatening to rape the daughter of Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi. And within two days the man was arrested.
"Goregaon police have registered an offense under section 509 (word, gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC as well as relevant sections of the Information Technology Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Deoraj.
A tweet posted by some @GirishK1605 had said he would rape Priyanka Chaturvedi's 10-year-old daughter.
The Congress spokesperson had filed a complaint that the unidentified Twitter troll, despite using an image of Lord Ram in the profile picture, didn't think twice before making such a threat.
Union Home Ministry quickly acted and asked Mumbai Police to register a case in connection with the threat received by Chaturvedi.
Maheshwari has been charged with harassing a woman on social media.
"On the issue of threats received via Twitter by Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, Union Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Mumbai Police to register a case, identify the person and take legal action. The MHA has also asked Twitter to furnish details of the account," a Home Ministry spokesperson said.
The Congress spokesperson expressed her gratitude for the quick action taken by the government.
The brave spokesperson, who is known for her fiery reactions on the Modi government cares less regarding the threats that she receives regularly but this time this involved her family and therefore Priyanka was hell-bent on taking a strict action.