Girish Maheshwari had allegedly threatened Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Twitter that he would rape her minor daughter. He was arrested by the Mumbai police after an FIR was filed against him.
He has been charged under the Protection of Children and Sexual Offences Act, The Information Technology Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. He was arrested and taken to Mumbai.Ms. Chaturvedi thanked the Home Minister Rajnath Singh under whose intervention an FIR was filed and the accused nabbed.It is said that the accused had connection with the BJP and that he worked as an accounting associate at the BJP office.However the BJP denied that any such person worked for the party. The Twitter account of the accused led to outrage due to his offensive tweets and hence was deleted.