Ranchi police on Wednesday clarified that the person, who had sent a threat e-mail to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on May 25, was found to be mentally unstable and he was released on bail by police.
The sender was identified as Vikram Godhrai Muneshwar, a resident of Raja Rajeshwarinagar of Bengaluru in Karnataka. In the mail he had called the Chief Minister a base and cursed him to die despite he had no personal and political enmity with the Chief Minister.
He was arrested on June 3 from Bengaluru. During investigation it was found the accused was suffering from depression and he had no criminal intention behind sending a threatening mail to the chief minister of Jharkhand. He was found to be from a good family with no criminal record hence he was released after he furnished personal bond.
On May 25, the office of the principal secretary to the chief minister received a mail addressed to the chief minister. The sender used highly abusive language against the chief minister. Owing to sensitivity of the matter the chief security officer of the chief minister lodged a complaint at Gonda police station under section 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 387 (whoever, in order to the committing of extortion, puts or attempts to put any person in fear of death or of grievous hurt to that person) of IPC and sections of IT Act.
The matter came to limelight after a local vernacular revealed the chief minister having received a fresh threat.
Since last year the chief minister has been frequently receiving threatening mails from anonymous senders raising security concerns. Jharkhand Police took no chance owing to the sensitivity of the matter.
In July last year thrice threatening e-mail was sent to chief minister and the cases were transferred to Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Jharkhand Police which so far has failed to make any breakthrough.
The CID could only ascertain that the server of the mail used in the crime was located in Switzerland and Germany. The sender has used the term ‘capital punishment’ for the CM who is heading the JMM-Congress-RJD majority government in Jharkhand.