NEW DELHI: A man from Lucknow has been for and sending to a after she appeared on a television show. The man, who owns a shop selling cosmetics, was detained after police tracked down the number from which he was the messages. The woman had approached the Tughlaq Road police station to register a complaint.

DCP (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said that the number from which the messages were being sent were tracked down and it was found that it was being operated from Lucknow. A team was sent to track him and the man, Rajesh Shrivasatav ,was caught from his house in Vikasnagar area with help from the local police. He was brought to Delhi and interrogated during which he admitted to have sent the messages from his phone.

During interrogation, the man claimed that he had seen the Congress spokesperson on television and did not agree to her political views. He decided to “teach her a lesson” for this. Following this, he ed someone in the party and sought the phone number of the spokesperson. When he got the number, he started sending abusive messages or download something from the internet and then send it to her. He even threatened her with dire consequences. Officers said that a case under stalking and sections of the IT Act has been registered against Shrivastav. He told cops that at present he was working as a salesperson with a cosmetic company and also owns a shop in which he sells the product.

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