A 30-year-old activist of a political party has been arrested for allegedly issuing threats to an NCP MLA on a social networking site, the police said.
The accused, Mirza Rehan Azmi, allegedly posted an objectionable message on Sunday on his Facebook page against Jitendra Awhad, the MLA from the Kalwa-Mumbra constituency in Thane district, and threatened to harm him, police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.
An office-bearer of the NCP women’s wing filed a complaint with the Mumbra police against two persons in this connection, she said.
Based on the complaint, the police on Sunday night arrested Azmi, who is an activist of a political party, and launched a search for the other person named in the complaint, she said.
The accused has been booked under IPC sections pertaining to defamation and criminal intimidation and relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act, Narkar said.