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Police officer gets threat message, turns out be hoax

Kempe Gowda International Airport's police inspector, T. Mutturaj received a threat message to blow up two aircraft in Hindi language on Sunday late night and lodged complaint with the Cyber Crime, Economic Offences and Narcotics (CEN) police station for a probe into the message on Monday.

Updated Jun 24, 2021 00:21 AM

Police officer gets threat message, turns out be hoax

The message turned out to be hoax and the complaint by the Inspector has come in the public domain on Wednesday late night.

According to a FIR copy, Mutturaj stated in his complaint that he had received threat message from +447868820235 (United Kingdom number) on his Whatsapp at 22:04 hours in Hindi subsequently Google translated Kannada message of the same landed on his number 22:10 hours warning that unless their demands were not met then there will be trouble in Bengaluru International airport, keep watch on two aircraft that are going land in morning and evening.

"I had received this message when I was at home, I had seen my phone but saw this message only Monday (June 21) at 7:20 a.m. as soon as I saw this message, immediately alerted to t airport terminal manger, Sampreet, who in turn alerted his higher-ups at all levels," said the inspector in his complaint.

He has appealed to CEN police station to probe in detail about the veracity of this message as well as the number from which the message has come to him.

The CEN police has registered a cases and investigation is also on.

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