A Central Excise Inspector was arrested in Kozhikode on Wednesday for issuing a death threat to Union Minister V Muraleedharan.
According to police, the excise official Badal of Kulathara is said to have rung up the Kozhikode City Police Commissioner and said that the Minister would be assassinated. Badal is now under special branch custody and is being interrogated. Details of what prompted him to make such a call would be known only after the quizzing, police added.
In connection with the case, police also arrested a person of Thiruvananthapuram as he is believed to have taken the SIM card for Badal.