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PTI 09 Aug 2018, 02:49 PM India

Two brothers were arrested in

Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh today after one of them

allegedly tweeted that he was going to kill Chief Minister

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, police said.

"We arrested Jitendra (32) and Bharat Arjunwar (25)

under the Information Technology Act and releant IPC sections.

Jitendra had tweeted five times between August 2 and 7 that he

was going to kill the chief minister," Bhopal Police Cyber

Cell's Additional Superintendent of Police Sudeep Goenka said.

Bharat (25) had allegedly bought a mobile SIM card for

his brother to activate his Twitter account, he said.

Jitendra Arjunwar had returned from Pakistan in May.

He had been imprisoned in Pakistan after he inadvertently

crossed into the neighbouring country from Gujarat border in

2013, the police officer said.

Police came across the threatening tweets on August 7

when Chouhan was visiting Seoni district.

"Both were brought here and questioned thoroughly

before they were set free on bail," the ASP said.

"No organisation was found to be behind the threat.

Jitendra appears to have made the threat due to some personal

reasons or just for publicity," he added.

He is also suffering from sickle cell anaemia and has

a problem in the hipbone which requires him to walk with

support, the officer said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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