New Delhi, Nov. 16 (PTI): Delhi police have arrested two persons, including the son of a retired police officer, for allegedly sending SMS messages about an al Qaida threat to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Security arrangements for Vajpayee, who was on his three-nation tour when some Delhi police officers received the messages on Wednesday, had been beefed up in view of the threat.
Police said investigations resulted in the arrest of Sunil Nagpal, a 38-year-old businessman, and his associate Prakash Nehra, 35, son of a retired Delhi police inspector.
The mobile phone instrument and sim card used to send the sms have been seized, police said.
Nagpal and nehra were subjected to intense joint interrogation by police and intelligence agencies during which the former allegedly disclosed that he had enemity with his brother-in-law and wanted to frame him, police said.
He, therefore, allegedly hatched the plan of sending the ”alarming” sms messages in consultation with nehra to ”deliberately leave certain clues which would lead the police to his brother-in-law”.
The two were produced before a court which remanded them to police custody for three days. Pti akk rj 11161942 d