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Bengaluru: Abandoned box sparks panic in Katriguppe

Published Jan 31, 2016, 5:37 am IST
Updated Jan 31, 2016, 5:37 am IST
Police find threat letter, cracker inside box near astrologer’s house
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 bomb scare box

BENGALURU: Tension prevailed at Kamakya theatre in Katriguppe on Saturday morning, after a suspicious box was found abandoned in front of an astrologer’s house.

The police, who checked the box, found a threat letter and a cracker inside the box. The incident took place at the house of astrologer, Anand Guruji, a popular face in a regional TV channel.


Police said that the astrologer noticed a suspicious box in front of house around 7.30 am and found his photograph torn into pieces. He immediately alerted the local C.K. Acchukattu police, who rushed to the spot along with sniffer dogs and bomb disposal squad.

“After a thorough check it was established that there was only a cracker inside the box. There was also a threat letter warning the astrologer not to advise people against eating beef and not give lectures on saving cows. We have registered a case and are investigating,” the police said.


The CCTV cameras installed at his house were not functioning, he added.

Suitcase found at KIA belonged to staff

The North East Division police, which is probing the case of unclaimed baggage found at the Kempegowda International Airport on Friday evening, have traced it to a woman housekeeping statff. The incident had sparked panic among the staff and passengers.

According to the police, the woman, identified as Nagaveni, works for Malaysian Airlines. She was told to dispose some scrap paper, which was put into a broken suitcase.

She told police that she found it inconvenient to carry that suitcase on a two-wheeler, hence she had put the contents into a plastic bag and abandoned the suitcase next to the administrative block Alpha-3.


Later during their rounds, the CISF personnel came across this unclaimed suitcase. “We have found that there was negligence on part of the staff. We are also verifying more details about the woman staffer, whether it was a mistake or was there some mischief. We will discuss it with our seniors who will decide on the action that needs to be taken against the woman.”

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