City cops trace the letters sent to judge & top cop, arrest accused
Within 24 hours of ‘bomb threats’ being issued to a city court judge and Joint Commissioner (Crime) Sandeep Patil, the police arrested one person and detained a minor, both from Tumakuru district. The letters had been sent separately to their ‘targets’ and threatened to ‘eliminate’ them by planting bombs in their cars.
According to the police, a family dispute was reportedly the main motive behind the letters. The accused are Rajashekhar, a resident of Lingadalli village in Tipaturu taluka, and his relative, a minor school-going student from Hagalwadi village in Gubbi taluka.
As per the cops, Rajashekhar and his brother Ramesh had their eye on their in-laws’ property. Rajashekhar was married to the elder daughter of Basavalingappa while Ramesh was married to the younger daughter.
Rajashekhar had his eye on the entire four-acre land belonging to his father-in-law and had been trying to implicate his brother and father-in-law in some criminal case so that he could grap the entire property. According to the police, the accused would use minor school children to write anonymous letters to the local authorities casting aspersions on his relatives.
Following the Tumakuru trail of the letters, the city police arrested the accused on Monday night. Rajashekhar’s true intentions and ignorance of the terror lexicon were exposed since the letters ended with a ‘warning’ from ‘Jaishree Mohammed from Pakistan’ (instead of Jaish-e-Mohammed, the banned Pakistani terror outfit).
Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant told reporters on Tuesday that the police had created three teams to trace the culprits and the arrests were made in the wee hours of Monday.