Teenager arrested for e-mailing bomb threat

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Ahmedabad, Mar 23 (UNI) The city crime branch arrested a 17-year-old boy for sending an e-mail, in the name of ''D Gang'', threatening to blow off a local train in Mumbai.

The e-mail was sent to the India TV Office in Mumbai on March 18 at 1728 hrs following which the Mumbai police immediately declared an alert in the city and took all precautionary measures. Later, the cyber crime cell of Mumbai police traced the origin of the e-mail to Quick Cyber Cafe in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad. Mumbai police then intimated about this to its counterparts in Ahmedabad.

Acting swiftly, the Ahmedabad crime branch officials swooped down at the Quick Cyber Cafe. During the investigation, Jigesh, a man working at the Cafe, informed the police that few friends of Sumit Thumer, nephew of the Cafe owner, used to visit the Cafe regularly. Close scrutiny revealed that the e-mail was sent by Sunny Suryakant Patel, a friend of Sumit.

Police arrested Sunny yesterday and handed him over to Mumbai police in Andheri. Police also registered a case of violation of norms for cyber cafes against Arjanbhai Thumer, the owner of Quick Cyber Cafe, and arrested him.

Sunny told police that he sent the e-mail only to satisfy his urge to do something ''new''.

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