Gauraksha activist and honorary animal welfare officer Shivshankar Swamy (27) on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Pune City Police’s cyber police station against an unidentified person, who called him from an international number starting with code +48, and allegedly abused and threatened him.
According to the complaint, Swamy received the call on his cell phone around 12.45 am, and the person on the other end spoke to him in Marathi.
Police Inspector Jayram Paigude of Cyber police station said they have received the complaint from Swamy and further investigation is on. Police suspect the call was made from an Internet-based device.
Swamy is a government-appointed honorary animal welfare officer and has lodged nearly 500 cases regarding alleged illegal cow slaughter in different parts of Pune and other districts of Maharashtra.
Swamy, who has faced attacks multiple times in the past, had been provided security by Pune City and Pune Rural Police in 2015, but his security was withdrawn in February this year.
The Committee to Monitor Animal Welfare Laws in Maharashtra subsequently submitted a letter to the police, demanding security for Swamy. In March, Pune Rural Police provided an armed guard to him.
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