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Making a bomb threat in a public forum is not something to be taken lightly. A student in Bengaluru was held for making a false bomb blast threat, that too in a tweet.

Bengaluru engineering student booked for tweeting threat to spread bomb rumor
Bangalore engineering student booked for tweeting bomb threat (Photo: Twitter/ @Ministryof railways)

Bengaluru: Jokes made in public on sensitive issues like bomb threats are not to be taken lightly. The Bengaluru Police on Thursday arrested a 20-year-old engineering student for his tweet on “bombing” the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). The accused student has been identified as Vaibhav Ganesh, a third year engineering student.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Vaibhav wrote on Twitter from his account identified as ‘futurefatsfajan’, “I will bomb BLR (Bengaluru) airport J so they can rebuild the one closer to the city.” Though the tweet was later deleted, it garnered attention.

Meanwhile, Anup A Shetty, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Bengaluru’s Northeast Cen Division, took to Twitter to ask people not to indulge in such activities.

Desperation lands students in jail

A complaint was registered against the accused on December 12 under sections 505 (statements causing public mischief) and 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code. The FIR was lodged by the Airport Terminal Manager, Kempegowda Airport.

Taking the investigation forward, the police formed a special team along with the cybercrime police to arrest Vaibhav. During interrogation, the accused revealed that he had written the tweet out of frustration. He faced difficulty while traveling from his residence to the airport and hence tweeted about it.

Many residents often complain about the distance and time taken to reach the international airport amid the snarl of traffic.

Published Date: December 23, 2022 5:16 PM IST

Updated Date: December 23, 2022 5:17 PM IST

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