Mumbai: The police have arrested a 36-year-old man who allegedly made a hoax call claiming that he had information about a conspiracy to kill Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. 

However, after a brief investigation, the man was arrested by the Lonavala Police.

The arrested person has been identified as Avinash Waghmare, a Mumbai city resident.

The FIR states that the accused was staying at Saikrupa Hotel. He was under the influence of alcohol.

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He was angry that the hotel manager as he allegedly overcharged him for a bottle of water.

However, at around 2:48 am on Sunday, the Police Control Room received a call from an unidentified mobile number which claimed a conspiracy to kill CM Shinde.

The police with the call being received immediately traced the mobile number and identified the owner.

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The police team then traced him near Ghatkopar and arrested him on the spot.

On being interrogated, the accused told the police that he wanted to teach the hotel manager a lesson, so he made the call.

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