Published On : Wed, Sep 14th, 2016

Scribe ‘gets threatening calls’ after AAP minister Kapil Mishra tweets number

kapil-mishraPolice has registered a case in connection with alleged threatening calls received by mediaperson Dipak Chaurasia after his phone number was tweeted by Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra.

‘A criminal case under Sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 354D (stalking), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Safdarjung Enclave on the complaint of Anusuiya Roy, wife of Deepak Chaurasia Editor in Chief, India News,’ said a senior police officer.

Roy alleged that on the intervening night of September 13-14 between 11 pm and 4 am, Chaurasia received threatening calls and messages from unknown numbers.

The complaint also mentioned that the calls and messages started after Mishra tweeted Chaurasia’s phone number.

The incident happened after the numbers of the chief minister and Delhi government ministers were flashed in a programme on Chikungunya hosted by Chaurasia on his channel.

Afterwards, Kapil Mishra retaliated by tweeting Chaurasia’s number on his own twitter handle.

‘Dear Dipak Chaurasia you just showed my personal number on your channel. I think this should not be one sided affair so I will share both your numbers. Enjoy,’ Mishra tweeted before giving the number on his handle asking followers to re-tweet the numbers.

Later, however, he deleted his tweet containing Chaurasia’s numbers.