Bomb threat to Kerala CM causes tension

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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (UNI) An anonymous telephone call received at the City Police here yesterday evening that a bomb would be placed at the official residence of Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanadan made life difficult for police officials for some time.

Police said the anonymous caller threatened the officials on duty in the control room that a bomb would be placed at the official residence of Mr Achuthanandan, whom he wrongly addressed as the Prime Minister, and warned him with dire consequences.

Police, however, traced that the call was made fom a telephone booth adjancent to a tuition centre at Marnanallur, near Kattakkada in the district, City Police Commissioner Revada Chandrasekhar told UNI here today.

Police took the principal of the tuition centre in the custody.

On interrogation, he said the phone was registered in his name and an extension was put outside for public use.

Since no students and teachers were present at the time of the call, some anti-social elements would have made the call, he added.

He said, since the Chief Minister was addressed as Prime Minister by the caller, there was no cause for anxiety.

The police have taken precautionary measures and investigation was, underway, he added.

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