New Delhi:

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Delhi after he allegedly made a phone call with a death threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The man, identified as Salman, made the call to the police last night, issuing the threat, the police.

Senior Delhi police officers are questioning him after his arrest by police officers from Khajoori Khas Police Station in northeast Delhi.

Salman has several cases against him and was free of bail, police discovered while questioning him. He told them he made the threatening call to go back to jail.

In January last year, a man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Prime Minister Modi and Union Interior Minister Amit Shah. He had posted messages online against the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed National Registry of Citizens (NRC), police said.