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FB threat post against CM Pinarayi :Keralite arrested in Delhi

New Delhi: A Dubai-based Keralite who posted threatening messages against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his family was arrested at the New Delhi airport on Monday.

56-year-old Krishnakumar Nair arrived at the New Delhi airport from Abu Dhabi on Monday evening when he was arrested by the Delhi police. He was later handed over to the Kerala police who has charged a case against him.

Earlier this month, Krishnakumar Nair did a Facebook live video from UAE where he threatened to kill CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

Krishnakumar Nair, in his live video which went viral, said that he was planning to return from the Middle East to kill Pinarayi. Announcing that he was an RSS sympathiser and a former member, he also passed casteist and derogatory remarks on the Chief Minister and his family.

In his video, he said that he had gone to the Gulf to earn enough money to plot the murder. Krishnakumar, who worked with the Abu Dhabi-based Target Engineering Construction Company, also mentioned that he planned to come back to Kerala to execute the murder. In his video, he is seen criticizing minister MM Mani too..

“I get Rs 2 lakh per month as salary for my job as senior rigging instructor. I will buy daggers. Once we decide to kill, we will do that,” he had said.

When things looked turning against his safe stay in UAE, Krishnakumar came up with another video a few hours later in which he apologised to Pinarayi and his family members, saying that he was under the influence of alcohol when he made the previous video. But by that his employer had dismissed him, following widespread condemnation of his post.

However, he came up with another Facebook post the following day announcing that he had lost his job after the death threat he made against the Chief Minister. “God has punished me for the mistake I’ve done,” he said in the post.

“I’m willing to accept any punishment that the law gives for the crime that I have done,” said Krishnakumar.

He went on to say that he had been an RSS sympathiser ever since he was young and that he would continue to be an RSS sympathizer till his death.

When several complaints were received against him, Kerala police issued lookout notice against him and through a clever operation trapped him into travelling via Delhi and got him arrested there.

IANS

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