Chennai, May 5: An anonymous person on Saturday called up the Chennai police twice and threatened to plant a bomb at Tamil actor Rajinikanth and Chief Minister E Palanisamy‘s house. As per sources close to the district police, both the calls were made from the same number.
The first call, threatening to plant a bomb at CM Palanisamy‘s house, was made around 1.50 PM. The second call was made by the person at 6.27 PM in which he threatened to plant a bomb at Rajinikanth’s house.
On tracing the number, the police found that the calls were made from Cuddalore district.
Meanwhile, a bomb squad was sent to the CM’s residence but no bomb could be recovered. The security has been beefed up outside his house.
The Chennai Police is further probing the case from all angles.
On the other hand, a media report claims that the bomb threat turned out to be a hoax and police have arrested 21-year-old man who is said to have mental disabilities.
Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan has been quoted as saying in a report that recently, the same person had made a bomb threat call to the office of the Puducherry Chief Minister as well.
Reportedly, he was arrested on charges of making a hoax bomb threat to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa too.