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.

PTI