Bengaluru, Apr 27: Police have arrested a 65-year-old ex-service man turned truck driver on charges of allegedly making a hoax call stating that over 19 terrorists have sneaked into the country with an intention to strike terror in many locations in South India.
According to the police the arrested was identified as Swamy Sundara Murthy. A resident of Avalahalli in the city called police control room on Friday and stated about possible terrorists strike targeting trains in South India, Maharashtra and Goa.
The accused had also claimed that a group of 19 terrorists were camping at Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu, the police said.
Following the call, Director and Inspector General of Police Neelamani N Raju immediately alerted her counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa.
“Presently the police are questioning the accused on the issue” the police sources added. (UNI)