Bangalore, Feb 13: A courier parcel containing 'Explosive' materials and some stones landed in Indiranagar. Its was found that the parcel was dispatched from Chennai. The parcel was delivered to a company 'Prakash Airfreight'.The police have confiscated five crude bombs received through a parcel by a courier company in the city today. Police said that an anonymous caller had tipped the police by telephoning the control room about the crude bombs.
A bomb disposal squad was dispatched to the courier office located in Indiranagar and it was found gun powder and pebbles wrapped in a paper cover. However, DCP B K Singh said it was not yet confirmed whether the parcel contained crude bombs. Moreover, an anonymous call from Shivajinagar, Bangalore was also recieved. The Indiranagar Police have retrieved the parcel and still investigating the case.
It seems that 'IT Hub' Bangalore is a soft target for terror attacks as well as for hoax bomb. An anonymous call saying that a bomb had been embedded in the premises of a private school here, was proved hoax, polcie said. As soon as the information about a bomb being planted in Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyapeetha in Chamarajpet reached us we rushed to the spot and the dog squad was pressed into service. However, it turned out to be a hoax," they said. Investigation still continues to trace hoax bomb caller, the sources said.
Earlier, in the month of January several haox bomb calls has gripped Bangalore police in to neverending tension. Moreover, the Karnataka police has plan to strengthen its anti-terrorist cell. Since the ground level intelligence gathering holds the key to fighting terrorism, a helpline would be set up so that the public could tip off the police about any suspicious activity. The number of police informants would also be increased.
Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, in the calculation of the terrorists and their sponsors in Pakistan, are attractive targets for economic terrorism. Being an important source of India's foreign exchange earnings, such attacks or hoax are conspired to keep MNCs away from India and weaken India's stock market, which attracts considerable overseas funds.