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Former Bakersfield City Council candidate arrested on suspicion of criminal threats

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A former Bakersfield City Council candidate was arrested Saturday on suspicion of offering money to shoot people he disagreed with and setting ablaze a Sikh temple, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Bakersfield Police Department. 

Rajvir Gill, 60, was arrested in connection to six counts of criminal threats after officers executed a search warrant at his residence, the news release said. He was arrested without incident, police wrote, and was no longer listed in custody as of noon Tuesday.