Mumbai, November 15 (Language) A 17-year-old youth from Latur, Maharashtra has been questioned in connection with a threat on social media to “disrupt” the World Cup semi-final match played between India and New Zealand on Wednesday in Mumbai. . An officer gave this information.
The threatening message was tagged on the official Mumbai Police page on social media platform ‘X’ on Tuesday following which the police started investigation.
The officer said the message contained pictures of weapons, grenades and cartridges.
The police officer said that after receiving the threat, the police had tightened the surveillance of Wankhede Stadium.
He said that Mumbai Police has started investigating the case and the crime branch has also been included in the investigation.
The officer said that during technical analysis, crime branch sleuths traced the ‘IP address’ used for the post.
He said that the ‘IP address’ was from Latur in Central Maharashtra, about 500 km from Mumbai and the information in this regard was shared with the police there.
The officer said police went to the 17-year-old boy’s house in Latur. He said it is suspected that he had sent a threatening message tagging Mumbai Police.
Latur police interrogated the boy and a team from Mumbai Crime Branch is going to the city to interrogate him, he said.
The officer said that since the suspect is a minor, the local police allowed him to go home after questioning.
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