Mumbai police on Thursday arrested Mayur Shinde for allegedly threatening Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut and his brother Sunil. Shinde has been sent to police custody till June 19 in connection with the case.
Shinde, along with Rizwan Ansari, Shahid Ansari, Akash Patel and Munna, gave death threats to Sanjay and Sunil.
“The accused (Mayur Shinde) is also a political activist and has a close association with local leaders from the eastern suburbs of the city. His social media profile also shows his pictures and videos with MLA Sunil Raut,” Mumbai Police said.
The first information report (FIR) in this connection was registered at the Kanjurmarg police station last week. The police had initially arrested two persons, who during their interrogation revealed the names of a few others, the police official said.
The reason behind the threat calls is being probed.