Trinamool Congress candidate from English Bazar Assembly constituency Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury received a threat call on Saturday. Police arrested a person in this connection.
On Saturday morning at around 8 am. Choudhury received a call on his cell phone from an unknown phone number.
The caller refused to reveal his identity and forced Choudhury to listen to him.
Police said that the person threatened to kill him. The caller allegedly told Choudhury, “You send our leader behind the bars. I will not leave you for the same and will shoot you.”
When Choudhury asked him when he wants to kill him, the caller allegedly said, “I will kill you on the same day you will get to know my name.”
Choudhury and his close associates tried to contact the accused on the same number by using a different cell phone.
He picked up the call once but later disconnected it after realising that the call was made by Choudhury’s associates.
The Trinamool Congress candidate contacted the police immediately and lodged a complaint with English Bazar police station.
He also provided them the phone number from which the call was made.
Police asked Choudhury whether he doubts anyone to be behind the crime. In reply, he told them some names but was doubtful.
Police initiated a probe and ascertained the place from where the phone call was made. Subsequently, police also came to know the name of the person in whose name the SIM card was withdrawn. Later, they fixed the person and arrested Naresh Choudhury from his residence.
It may be recalled that Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Banerjee had also received a threat call during his stay in Delhi in January.
The party chief Mamata Banerjee had asked the MP to lodge complaint immediately in this connection.
Police had later arrested a youth from Kolkata on charges of making threat calls to the MP.