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Mumbai: Man held for threatening to bomb Saudi Arabia embassy office, school

The accused was produced in court on November 13 and remanded in police custody till November 16. "He was produced in court again and remanded in judicial custody till November 23," the officer added.

Updated 20th November 2020 | 09:20 IST

A 47-YEAR-OLD man was arrested last week for allegedly sending a letter to the embassy of Saudi Arabia, threatening to bomb its office in south Mumbai and a faculty in Versova. within the letter, the accused, Sujit Ram Gidwani, pretended to be a lady. The police said he’s imagined to have written the letter after the lady whom he impersonated rejected his proposal of marriage.

While Gidwani was arrested on Friday, the Saudi Arabia embassy received the letter on November 10.” The letter was sent by post. The embassy informed us, following which a case under sections506 (II)(criminal intimidation) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace)was registered,” said a politician from the Cuffe Parade police headquarters.

Following this, the police tracked down the lady whose details were mentioned within the letter. “We knew that she wasn’t the one who sent the letter, instead someone wanted to implicate her. So, we sent a team to her residence and she or he happened to say Gidwani,” the officer said.

The police then checked with the Juhu post office from where the letter was dispatched. While tracing Gidwani’s movements with the assistance of his cellphone data, the police found him within the vicinity of the post office. “We visited his residence in Lokhandwala and brought him certain interrogation,” said the officer, adding that Gidwani confessed to the crime.

“He said he met the lady through a dating application. The accused, who works within the sharemarket, proposed marriage to
her…The woman rejected his proposal but he kept insisting, following which she started distancing herself from him,” said the officer.

The accused was produced in court on November 13 and remanded in police custody till November 16. “He was produced in court again and remanded in judicial custody till November 23,” the officer added.

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