Cops son held for keping police on tenterhooks through SMS

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Gaya, Oct 3 (UNI) The SMS threatening serial blasts in Gaya during the recently concluded "Pitrapaksh" was sent by a policemans son who had been picked up from Gaya town.

According to official sources the police was investigating into the SMS sent on the mobile phones of Magadha Range DIG Pravin Bashist and the then District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar and detected that it was sent by a young boy, Sanjay, son of a local police personnel. Acting on the informations, the local police picked up Sanjay last Wednesday from his father Shankar Singhs government quarter in the police lines area under Rampur police station of the town.

The mobile set used for sending the SMS had also been seized, said the sources adding that the SIM used in the threatening SMS was issued in the name of Kamlesh Sharma of Raigarh (Madhya Pradesh).

The message originated from the tower of Reliance mobile company located in A.P.colony, Gaya. The police caught the culprit who was being quizzed to investigate the reason for sending the SMS when people were observing Ramzan last Friday and it was also the peak of the 'Pitripaksh'.

Gaya Superintendent of Police Mallar Viji said the youth was arrested on the basis of special identification number of the mobile set.

Mr Bashist and Mr Kumar received the SMS on September 26 challenging them to prevnt the explosions. Later the DM had also received a call in which he was told that four young men with 9 mm pistols had entered the Vishnupad temple premises where a large number of pilgrims were offering 'pind daan'.


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