Surat cop gets death threat from Narayan Sai aide

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 - 2:30pm IST | Place: Surat | Agency: DNA

Narayan Sai finds himself mired deeper in controversy. Deputy commissioner of police (Zone 4) of Surat, Shobha Bhutada, who is investigating the case against him, received death threats twice from a person later found to be Narayan Sai’s aide. The IPS officer registered a complaint at Umra police station, late on Sunday night. According to the complaint, Bhutada received telephonic death threats on October 16 & 18 from mobile number 091652-88883. The caller had threatened to shoot her if she did not stop attempts to trace Narayan Sai.

During investigation, police found that the call was made by Jashwant Singh, an aide of Narayan Sai and resident of Sunpura village in Ashok Nagar district of Madhya Pradesh.

Joint commissioner of police (traffic and crime) VM Pargi, who had advised Bhutada to lodge a complaint, said that the caller would be arrested soon. A case has been registered under section 376 (2) (k), (f), 377 and 354 against the caller. Surat police have asked their MP counterparts to track him down.

Victim too at receiving end
It wasn’t just DCP Shobha Bhutada who received death threats. The victim who lodged a complaint against Narayan Sai, too, was on the receiving end of such a call. According to Surat police, the caller made abusive remarks against her on phone for lodging a complaint against Narayan Sai. Meanwhile, Surat police filed an affidavit in court on Monday, informing about the death threats to Bhutada and the victim.

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