Swamy Sundara Murthy, a 65-year-old retired army man has been arrested for making a hoax call to police control room about a terror threat. Murthy has been identified as a resident of Munivenkatappa Layout, Avalahalli. He has been working as a lorry driver.
After receiving the phone call, Kolar and Bengaluru rural police traced the call location following which the person was taken into custody from Avalahalli, Bengaluru.
On Friday, Karnataka DG-IGP Neelami N Raju had written to the counterparts of 6 states and a Union Territory (Tami Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry, Goa, Maharashtra) after receiving warning of terror attacks.
According to the letter by the DGP, they received an anonymous call, where, a man claimed that he has information about terror attacks in cities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra, Telangana, Puducherry, Goa and Maharashtra. The man, according to the letter, claimed that these attacks would take place in trains. The letter by Karnataka police intimated the presence of 19 terrorists in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram.
Murthy’s son was in the Indian Army and was martyred in the Kargil war.