Gujarat villager held for terror mail

Bangalore police have arrested a North Gujarat villager for allegedly sending a terror mail to the Bangalore airport authority last month.

Intelligence sources in Gujarat said that Prabhat Thakore, a resident of Bhildi village in Bansakantha district was arrested by the Karnataka police after cyber experts traced the mail to the North Gujarat village. Sources said that the mail was sent to the Bangalore airport authority on July 21 threatening a plane hijack.

Hijack bid

Sources said Thakore had sent the mail claiming to be an operative of Indian Mujahideen and threatening the hijack bid. 

The cyber experts from Karnataka had tracked down the mail after zeroing in on the location through the IP address used for sending the mail. The Karnataka police had also sought assistance from Gujarat police.

“He is expected be brought to the City on Tuesday but this cannot be confirmed as of now,” said a source. 

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