Hyderabadi who made threat calls to MLA Raja Singh traced to Saudi Arabia, held at RGI airport

Hyderabad: A 40-year-old man was arrested here on Tuesday for allegedly making threatening calls to Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh, Hyderabad Police said.

The Hyderabad Cyber Crime Police traced the accused Mohammed Wasim, 40, using call data analysis to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and arrested him when he arrived at RGI airport here.

He was continuously making calls to the MLA from random numbers by using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling applications, and abused him in “filthy language and threatened” him, an official release said.

The BJP MLA had previously complained about threatening phone calls from foreign locations. The police had arrested a man from Saidabad earlier for making threatening phone calls to the MLA and remanded him.

Time and again Raja Singh complained of receiving threatening phone calls due to which his security was upgraded. He had claimed that he was being threatened against working for Sanatan Dharma. “They are threatening to kill me and my family if I work for Dharma,” he had claimed.

Raja Singh had also accused the Hyderabad police of inaction despite several complaints. He also sent a written complaint to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana, regarding the threats he was receiving from international numbers alongside screenshots of the threats as evidence.

Raja Singh, who was unhappy over the lack of action over his complaints, also allegedly gave the callers Telangana chief minister Revanth Reddy’s number.