Man who sent hoax threat let­ter to air­base held

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Htregion -

AM­BALA:TWO days af­ter the In­dian Air Force (IAF) air­base in Am­bala re­ceived a let­ter warn­ing of mul­ti­ple blasts across the coun­try, po­lice ar­rested its sender on Mon­day.

Po­lice said one Vishal, 25, of Bara vil­lage had con­fessed to the crime.he was ar­rested from Vi­jay Ratan Chowk in the Sadar Bazar area of the can­ton­ment.

In the let­ter, it was al­leged a few peo­ple had been given funds to blow prom­i­nent places in var­i­ous cities, in­clud­ing Am­bala, Delhi, Ay­o­d­hya on spec­i­fied dates, po­lice said.

Deputy su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Ram Ku­mar said, “Vishal said he wrote the let­ter to in­crim­i­nate some peo­ple who had al­legedly cheated him of ₹3,200 on an on­line mar­ket plat­form be­sides two women from Ya­mu­nana­gar and Jalandhar with whom his re­la­tions had soured. He men­tioned their names in the let­ter as senders.” Vishal was re­manded to one-day po­lice cus­tody.

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