A man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly spreading a bomb rumor in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore. During interrogation by the police, this 34-year-old man told that he is unemployed. According to the police, the accused had made a call to the police with a fake information about bomb blasts at the railway station and the main bus stand in Erode. After his arrest, the man told the police that he was struggling to make ends meet. So he called the authorities with the plan that he would still get food every day after he was put behind bars for the crime.
According to the police, they received a call a few days back at the police control room in Chennai. The caller reported that there was a bomb. Following this, the Erode Police was alerted to tighten security measures at the city’s main bus stand, railway station and shopping markets. Erode police carried out thorough checking at Erode Railway Station, Erode Municipal Corporation bus stand and market area. But, nothing was found. After this, this call was called only a rumor by the police.
The accused made similar calls in 2019-2021 as well.
On checking the call records, the police found that the caller was Santosh Kumar, a resident of Mettupalayam in Coimbatore district. Erode police arrested Kumar on Saturday night and interrogated him. Police said that in 2019 and 2021, Kumar had given fake information through similar phone calls. He said that a case has been registered against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. After recording his statement, Kumar was produced before a judicial magistrate on Sunday, who remanded him to judicial custody for 15 days, police said.
A few days ago, there was a rumor about a bomb in the Hyderabad-Chennai IndiGo flight at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Telangana. According to information, the airport authorities received a phone call that a bomb had been planted on the Hyderabad-Chennai Indigo flight. The intelligence wing of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) traced the details of the call and arrested the caller. The accused has been identified as Ajmira Bhadraiya. During interrogation, the accused told that he made the call because the flight crew refused to let him board the flight due to his late arrival.
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