Bengaluru: Police here arrested the person who made a bomb hoax call to the control room, stating that a bomb had been planted at the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s residence in the city and that it would go off in half an hour.
Lakshmikanth Urs, a resident of Vivek Nagar, had called up the control room twice on Wednesday at 7.35 pm and 7.55 pm, which was received by a constable, sources said.
Urs had threatened that he had come from Pakistan and had placed a bomb near the chief minister’s official residence ‘Cauvery,’ and that the bomb would explode in 30 minutes, he had said and had hung up.
“A special team was formed to nab the accused. The call was traced to a mobile tower on Cunnigham Road and soon the cops cracked down on the person behind it. The motive behind the act is being ascertained and his background is being verified,” the source said.
The accused is booked under Section 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) and investigation is on.