E-mail threat to Karnataka CM tracked to cybercafe

The e-mail received by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his colleagues threatening to kill them has been traced to a cyber cafe located in the heart of the city, police said today.

Updated: Sep 08, 2010, 00:51 AM IST

Bangalore: The e-mail received by Karnataka
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his colleagues threatening
to kill them has been traced to a cyber cafe located in the
heart of the city, police said today.

However, the owner of the cafe in Malleshwaram could not
provide any immediate clue because he had failed to maintain a
register of those who used the cybercafe services. Police have
taken the owner of the cafe into custody, Police Commissioner
Shankar Bidari told reporters here.

Police were trying to nail the culprits, he said.

Yeddyurappa and his cabinet colleagues had received the
email on August 29. The email had a picture of Vidhana Soudha
with an image of an AK-47 rifle embossed on it.

Below it ran a
single line which said "we are going to kill the ministers in
Karnataka, Bangalore". The email ended with Jihad Pakistan.

It had been sent from an ID `Naveed`. Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders led by
Oommen Chandy of Congress and IUML state unit General
Secretary P K Kunhalikutty visited Kuttipuram and Vandoor.
Speaking to reporters, Chandy demanded the resignation of
Excise Minister P K Gurudasan owning responsibility for the
tragedy.

He said the judicial inquiry into the tragedy should also
bring to light if there was any nexus between the liquor lobby
and the officials.

He also demanded that the solatium announced by the
government be raised from Rs one lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

Demanding the resignation of Gurudasan, KPCC President
Ramesh Chennithala criticised the minister for not visiting
the affected areas.

Alleging that the governance of the state was controlled
by the land, lottery and liquor mafias, he said this was the
reason for such tragedies.

Congress would organise state-wide rallies demanding the
resignation of Gurudasan, he said.

-PTI