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Bengaluru drug scandal: Two held for bomb threat to judge

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Bengaluru, Oct 20: Two people from Tumakuru district in Karnataka have been taken into custody in connection with the bomb threat to a special judge hearing the drug case involving celebrities in the state, police sources said on Tuesday.

"Two persons have been detained for questioning. They will be brought to Bengaluru," a top police officer told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Bengaluru drug scandal: Two held for bomb threat to judge

A family feud in Tiptur of Tumakuru district is suspected to be the reason behind the incident, he said without divulging further information.

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An NDPS special judge hearing the drug racket case received a threat letter and a parcel with a detonator on Monday here, demanding grant of bail to two film actresses and those booked in the August 11 violence here.

The person who wrote the letter had warned that a blast would be triggered if the demands were not met.

Later, investigation revealed that there was no bomb inside but some wires which created an impression of a detonator.

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    According to preliminary inquiry, the letter was sent from Chelur in Tumakuru district, the sources said adding two people were taken into custody for questioning.

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