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Karnataka high court bomb threat: Man used father-in-law's name in letter, arrested

Vidhana Soudha Police were successful in decoding the recent case of a bomb threat received by Karnataka high court. The accused used his father-in-law's name in his letter in which he threatened that an explosive would be set off in the court premises

Karnataka high court bomb threat: Man used father-in-law's name in letter, arrested
Bengaluru, First Published Oct 4, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

Bengaluru: Vidhana Soudha Police arrested a man who caused fear in people by threatening to bomb the Karnataka high court premises.

A letter, received by Karnataka high court, which was sent in the name of Harshavardhan Singh Nagpal, said that he, along with his son would set off a bomb in the court premises. The letter also said that he is a member of International Khalistan Support Group.

Speaking to a reporter, Chetan Singh Rathore, DCP of Bengaluru Central Zone, said, "Rajender Singh, staying in Kanpur was a practising advocate. He had a dispute with his wife, and she had filed a complaint against him. The wife stays in Delhi with her father, who owns a petty shop. To harass his father-in-law, Rajender Singh wrote the letter posing as his father-in-law. Upon questioning his father-in-law, the cops verified the family dispute and confirmed that this was the handiwork of Rajender. We have taken over custody of Rajender from Chennai Police".

Earlier, Madras high court had also received similar threat letter with same address. Upon further investigation, Chennai Police travelled to Kanpur and arrested the culprit.

Police said that Rajender sought revenge due to family disputes. In an attempt to teach Harshavardhan Singh Nagpal a lesson, Rajender Singh decided to post a bomb threat letter to the Karnataka high court.

Vidhana Soudha Police jumped into action and began a probe by forming special teams to arrest the accused.

The police filed an FIR under Section 505 (with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community) and 507 (offence of criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code.  

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