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Youth arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up UP assembly

Youth arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up UP assembly

Deoria, Uttar Pradesh: A 20-yesr-old youth was arrested on Friday for allegedly threatening to blow up the Uttar Pradesh assembly on August 15, police said on Friday.

As per a report by NDTV, Farhan Ahmed was arrested and his phone was seized. Additional Superintendent of Police Chiranjeevi Sinha said: “He had taken the SIM by furnishing a fake address.” He was arrested near a barrage under Tarkulwan police station area, he said.

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Deoria is 325 km away from state capital Lucknow and is a part of Gorakhpur division. Ahmed is a resident of Kawlachhapar village under police station Rampur Karkhana.

Local police officials and intelligence officials from Delhi are interrogating him, Mr Sinha added. Ahmed had allegedly told the ADG (Law and Order) on his mobile phone that he would blow the UP legislature building on August 15.