The Bomb case threats will be considered as serious and will take under the act of Cyber terrorism in Karnataka. Karnataka Police have taken up the case of bomb threats to more than 14 international private schools.
The case in this regard has been registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act 66 (F). The act is clamped on an individual with an intent to threaten the unity, integrity, security or sovereignty of India or to strike terror in the people or any section of people. Whoever commits or conspires to commit cyber terrorism shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to imprisonment of life, police sources said.
Subramanyeshwar Rao, Additional Police Commissioner (East) of Bengaluru city, has explained that the investigation into the hoax bomb calls to private schools has been expedited. The police have written about the incident to many investigating agencies and authorities. The response is yet to come from many organisations. The culprits behind the hoax bomb case would be arrested soon. The vital information regarding the case is being collected, he said.
The miscreants had sent bomb threats to more than 10 international schools via email through the school’s official email IDs on April 8 triggering panic and concern among parents, children and people of the state.
The bomb threats were sent to many schools and one of the threat messages read, “A powerful bomb has been planted in your school, attention it is not a joke, a very powerful bomb has been planted in your school, immediately call the police and sappers, hundreds of lives may suffer, including yours, do not delay, now everything is only in your hands!”
The email has been forwarded from [email protected]’. Further investigation is on.