Babu Chacko, the member of CITU affiliated Construction Workers Federation of India, called the City Police Control Room in Thiruvananthapuram at 4:50 pm on Monday, Jul 12 and sought their help to trace his 'missing' wife, Mini.
He threatened them that he would assassinate Kerala Chief Minister VS Achutanandan, if the police failed to trace her. He also raised a few slogans during the conversation which the digital voice recorder at the control room captured.
Police said that Babu's call from a mobile phone emanated from a telephone tower at Mannanthala in Malappuram district. The phone connection was procured in the name of Mini.
Babu who was emotionally distressed after a tussle with his wife attempted to contact her when she told him that she had left for Thiruvananthapuram. He then visited Santhigiri Ashram at Pothencode, where he had worked at a construction site for a while. After the ashram visit, he boarded a train at Melattur railway station on the Shornur-Nilambur rail route, where he was arrested by the police, on Tuesday, Jun 13.
Police informed that the applicant had given an alternate cell phone number as the reference in the form filed for getting the connection. The second number was registered in the name of one Muhammad Ali. Police is investigating about the antecedents and links of Muhammad Ali, who was also from Malappuram.
Police has charged him with 'criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication' under section 507 of Indian Penal Code, which could reward him an imprisonment of two years.