Man arrested for issuing bomb threat

Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 23:39

Chennai: A 38 year-old man has been
arrested for issuing a bomb threat to the Secretariat here,
police said on Saturday.

C Balamurugan of Dindigul was arrested by the Cyber Cell
wing of Chennai police.

The man had sent an SMS to A Chandrasekaran, Superintendent
of Police Coastal Security Group saying a bomb would go off at
the Secretariat on February 24 and challenged police to
prevent it.

"On investigation it was ascertained that the man was using
a bogus SIM card with a false address in Madurai district," a
police release here said.

He had sent the SMS in `a state of frustration due to his
debt,` it said, adding he was arrested and remanded to custody
on Friday.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 23:39
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