Pollachi police get bomb threat postcard

By naming two organisations, the sender claimed that ‘police are not our enemy, but our intention is to create law and order problems.’ The postcard also had the name of a specific residential locality.
Police conducting vehicle checks
Police conducting vehicle checks

COIMBATORE: An anonymous postcard threatening to hurl petrol bombs in 16 places across Pollachi was received by Pollachi West police on Wednesday.

By naming two organisations, the sender claimed that ‘police are not our enemy, but our intention is to create law and order problems.’ The postcard also had the name of a specific residential locality.

The postcard, which was posted from a nearby post office on Tuesday, was delivered at the station on Wednesday. Therefore, the police are screening the images recorded in the CCTV’s fixed in the post office.

Superintendent of Police V Badrinarayanan said that a special team has been constituted to track down the culprit.

“Usually, the sender wouldn’t make a mention of their name or that of the organisation in such threatening letters. However, the person had written the name suggesting that it was an act of mischief. The culprit will soon be arrested and sent on remand,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Coimbatore city police on Thursday arrested Muhammed Rafiq (31), an SDPI functionary from Periyar Samathuvapuram area for hurling petrol bomb on the shop of a BJP functionary Mohan in 100 ft Road in Gandhipuram on the night of September 22. A search is on for one more in connection with the case.

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