Three held in Orissa over SMS terror threat

July 28th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) A Nepali man and his two sons have been arrested in an Orissa town for allegedly sending an SMS to a television channel warning them about two blasts in Kolkata, police said Monday. Gokan Bahadur, 55, was detained along with his sons from Bahalda town in Mayurbhanj district, over 350 km from the state capital here, after the news channel India TV revealed that it had got an SMS threat, District Superintendent of Police Dayal Gangwar told IANS.

The message sent Sunday morning said that the Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed responsibility for the serial blasts in Ahmedabad Saturday, would trigger explosions in two places in the West Bengal capital, Gangwar said.

Bahdur and his sons were held after police traced the SMS to their cell phone, he said.

Bahadur has been living in Bahalda for several years. He works in an electricity office.

“We have detained them and are investigating whether they have any links to the series of blasts that rocked Ahmedabad and Bangalore,” Gangwar said.

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