Tension at Infosys campus after bomb threat call

Tension at Infosys campus after bomb threat call

The police thoroughly checked the campus till late evening, before declaring the call hoax.
On Thursday around 9.01 am, Rakesh the receptionist, attended a phone call. The caller said: “A bomb has been planted in the campus. It will explode at  noon. Everything will turn into ashes thereafter.”

Rakesh immediately alerted the office management. The police rushed to the spot as soon as they received the news and began a search operation.

“It was extremely difficult for the police as it is a vast campus with nearly 52 office buildings. They could not treat the call lightly as Infosys is one of the terror targets,” said the Electronic City police.

A thorough check

Soon bomb detection and disposal squad with sniffer dogs reached the campus. Every corner and every flower pot inside the office premises were checked.

The police had to ensure staff did not get panicky. The search came to an end towards late evening. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief after the police concluded that it was a hoax call.

The preliminary investigations revealed that the call originated from a public call office (PCO) in JP Nagar second phase owned by Kantharaju. He did not have much information about the person who called from his PCO in the morning.

Biotech major Biocon too had received a hoax call on Monday. DCP (South East) B N S Reddy expressed confidence that the police will arrest the callers soon.

The police have decided to issue strict directions to PCO owners to keep a watch on callers, he added. The police will direct them to maintain a register to record details of callers besides informing the police about suspicious movements.

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