Man arrested for issuing bomb threat

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.