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Mumbai: Man held for RBI Governor threat

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Published Mar 6, 2017, 12:57 am IST
Updated Mar 6, 2017, 2:55 am IST
Accused Vaibhav Baddalwar, in the email allegedly sent on February 23, asked Mr Patel to resign from his post of RBI governor and threatened him with dire consequences. (Representational image)
 Accused Vaibhav Baddalwar, in the email allegedly sent on February 23, asked Mr Patel to resign from his post of RBI governor and threatened him with dire consequences. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Police in Mumbai on Sunday arrested a 34-year-old man from Nagpur, who had allegedly sent an email threat to Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel. Mr Patel lives in Mumbai.

Accused Vaibhav Baddalwar, in the email allegedly sent on February 23, asked Mr Patel to resign from his post of RBI governor and threatened him with dire consequences.    “We will finish your family overnight, your lovely daughter, son will get killed in coming blast...,” the email warned.

Police said the email was riddled with grammatical errors and disjointed sentences. Cops are now investigating how Baddalwar was able to get Mr Patel’s personal email address.

The police arrested Baddalwar from Nagpur, after tracing his internet protocol address. Deputy commissioner of police (Mumbai cyber crime) Akhilesh Kumar Singh said: “We have sent him for a medical examination but he appears to be mentally disturbed.”

A source from the cyber police said Baddalwar is unemployed and stays with relatives in Nagpur. “He appears to be troubled because he was not getting a job,” the source said.

An official revealed that Mr Patel initially informed the RBI general manager about the threat email, who in turn approached the police to register an FIR. But since the threat was sent via email they were asked to inform the cyber police, which registered an offence on February 28.

The bizarre email states: “Hi Mr Urjit, RBI Governor, my dear son, please quit the job, don’t seat in the RBI, this is my right, otherwise, we will going to kill you, we will finish your family overnight, your lovely daughter, son will get killed in coming blast, without any bones remain in the body”.

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