Bengaluru (Aryavarth): Two people have been taken into custody in connection with the bomb threat to a special judge hearing the drug case involving celebrities in Karnataka, police sources said on Tuesday.
A family feud in Tiptur of Tumakuru district is suspected to be the reason behind the incident allegedly plotted by rival members who wanted one of their kin to land in trouble, he said without divulging further information.
“Two persons have been detained for questioning. They will be brought to Bengaluru,” a top police officer told PTI on condition of anonymity.
An NDPS special judge hearing the drug racket case received a threat letter and a parcel with a detonator on Monday here, demanding grant of bail to two film actresses and those booked in the August 11 violence here.
The person who wrote the letter had warned that a blast would be triggered if the demands were not met.
Later, the investigation revealed that there was no bomb inside but some wires which created an impression of a detonator.
According to a preliminary inquiry, the letter was sent from Chelur in Tumakuru district, the sources said adding two people were taken into custody for questioning.