New Delhi: A person has been detained for questioning by the cyber unit of Delhi Police’s Special Cell in connection with the anonymous mail received by Delhi Chief Minister‘s Office on January 9 threatening to kidnap Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter, said ANI. Also Read - Don't Believe in Rumours, Listen to Experts: CM Kejriwal Inspects COVID Vaccination in Delhi
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An email from an anonymous account threatening to abduct Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita was sent to the CMO on January 9. Also Read - Delhi Vaccination Drive to be Held at 81 Centres, Four Days a Week: CM Arvind Kejriwal
The Delhi Police had deployed a Protective Service Officer (PSO) for the girl and the matter was then handed over to the cyber cell.
“We will kidnap your daughter. Do what you can to protect her,” the email read.
Back in 2017, Kejriwal had received death threats on his official e-mail following which Police Commissioner Alok Verma was approached by the state government to look into the matter.
Sources in the Delhi government had said the death threat was sent through email for two days in a row. The then Delhi Home Secretary SN Sahay had apprised Police Commissioner Verma with the threat and requested him to look into it.
Sahay had also forwarded the threatening emails to the police commissioner, sources said.
However, this isn’t the first time that Kejriwal’s family was threatened either. In 2014, a person had posted derogatory remarks on Facebook against Kejriwal’s daughter. The Ghaziabad police had registered a criminal case against the person at that time.