Krishnakumar Nair later claimed that he was drunk when he issued the death threat.

 Dubai-based Malayali who issued death threat against Kerala CM arrested in Delhiscreenshot
news Crime Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:05

A Dubai-based Malayali who threatened to kill Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was arrested from the New Delhi airport on Monday.

56-year-old Krishnakumar Nair arrived at the New Delhi airport from Abu Dhabi on Monday evening when he was arrested by the Delhi police. He was later handed over to the Kerala police who has booked a case against the man.

Earlier this month, Krishnakumar Nair did a Facebook live video from UAE where he threatened to kill CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

Krishnakumar Nair, in his live video which went viral, said that he is planning to return from the Middle East to kill Pinarayi. Announcing that he was an RSS sympathiser and a former member, he also passed casteist and derogatory remarks on the Chief Minister and his family.

In his video, Krishnakumar said that he had gone to the Gulf to amass wealth to plot the murder.

 “I get Rs 2 lakh per month as salary for my job as senior rigging instructor. I will buy daggers. Once we decide to kill, we will do that," he had said.

Krishnakumar, who worked with the Abu Dhabi-based Target Engineering Construction Company, also said that he planned to come back to Kerala to execute the murder.

A few hours later, Krishnakumar came up with another video in which he apologised to Pinarayi and his family members, saying that he was under the influence of alcohol when he made the previous video.

However, he came up with another Facebook post the following day announcing that he had lost his job after the death threat he made against the Chief Minister. “God has punished me for the mistake I’ve done,” he said in the post.

“I’m willing to accept any punishment that the law gives for the crime that I have done,” said Krishnakumar.

He went on to say that he had been an RSS sympathiser ever since he was young and that he would continue to be an RSS sympathizer till his death.

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