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How Was Trailer… CM, Deputy CM Receive Threat Of Another Bomb Explosion In Bengaluru

A threatening email received by the Karnataka government warned of a bomb explosion in Bengaluru on Saturday, sent by Shahid Khan to top officials. It outlined potential targets and demanded a $2.5 million ransom. The government responded by initiating a suo moto case, amid heightened security concerns post a recent blast.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Mar 5, 2024 15:16 IST
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The Karnataka government received a threatening email on Monday, indicating a potential bomb explosion in Bengaluru on Saturday, according to the sender, Shahid Khan. The email was addressed to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, the Home Minister, and the Bengaluru Police Commissioner, with the explosion set for 2:48 pm.

“What are your thoughts on the movie trailer? If you don’t provide us with 2.5 million dollars, we will cause large explosions on buses, trains, taxis, temples, hotels, and public areas throughout Karnataka,” alert 1 read.

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Furthermore, the email mentioned that the perpetrators demanded a ransom of $2.5 million (equivalent to more than Rs 20 crore) to abstain from executing the explosion. Subsequently, a suo moto case concerning this matter was registered later on the same day.

Alert (2) indicated a forthcoming explosion targeting the Ambari Utsav bus. Following the blast, the perpetrators planned to publicize their demands on social media, including uploading screenshots of the email sent to officials and tweeting details about subsequent explosions.

The threat email, along with its copy, was forwarded to the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Home Minister, and other government email IDs. This ominous communication arrives following the recent blast at Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram cafe, which resulted in injuries to at least 10 individuals.

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First published on: Mar 05, 2024 03:13 PM IST

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