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Mumbai: Man arrested for making threat calls to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut – Times of India

MUMBAI: Palash Bose, a Kolkata resident arrested by the Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) for making threat phone calls to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, was the same accused who had called up at the residences of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and state home minister Anil Deshmukh and issued them threats. All the threat calls were made using voice over internet protocol (VoIP) systems. Couple of SMSes sent by him to Raut, using a Dubai SIM card, landed Bose in the police’s net.
“Our team has arrested Bose and he is being interrogated,” said Deven Bharti, state ATS chief. Raut had been receiving threats to his life through international phone calls from a person claiming to be a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang. “On Raut’s complaint a case under sections of the IPC and Criminal Law Amendment Act was registered at ATS police station,” said an officer.
Police inspector Daya Naik, who led the investigation, said that they will produce Bose (49) before a Mumbai court on Sunday for remand. Naik’s team recovered two mobile phones, an Indian Sim, three international Sim cards and Bose’s passport. The mobile phone would be sent for cyber analysis to the Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory.
A Science graduate, Bose (49) worked as a gym instructor in Kolkata. He told the ATS that he had collected information about the Maharashtra politicians through google and some web sites. “He had searched ‘Matoshree’, the private residence of Thackeray in Bandra, on google several times. He told us that he worked in Dubai between 1999 to 2018 as supervisor in a club. This period witnessed several underworld operations in India and abroad. We are exploring all the possibilities and questioning him,” said an officer. Bose had made multiple calls to the politicians between September 2 and 6. Raut was the only one to take a call made on September 6.
ATS came across several SMSes sent by the accused, using a Dubai mobile number, to Raut. The ATS took help from the Internet service provider in Dubai to locate the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the SIM. The IP address was found being used in Kolkata. The ATS with the help of Kolkata police arrested Bose from his Tollygunge home in south Kolkata. “Bose has admitted to having committed the said offence,” said an officer.