A judicial magistrate court in Kochi has granted conditional bail to the 23-year-old BTech student, arrested on the charge of sending an e-mail to the office of the President threatening the life of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
Granting the bail on Saturday, the judicial first class magistrate court directed the accused, Arun Surya, to appear before the investigating officer once in a week, not to leave the police station limit concerned, to present himself whenever investigation officer instructs and to surrender his passport.
The e-mail, which stated that four blasts would be set off at various sensitive places around Kochi and Delhi, was also sent to the chiefs of RAW, Intelligence Bureau and CBI on October 23 at 2.52 pm from a Reliance Web world cafe at nearby Palarivattom.
Following some differences with a girl, who is his neighbour, on that day, the accused created an email ID <m.M114@hotmail.Com> with header as Manisha Manohar, the girl's name, and sent the email with a sign 'Rahmathuulah Barkath'.
On information from Dr Aditya Arya, Joint Commissioner of Police, Rashtrapathi Bhavan Security, that an email was received at the secretariat, an investigation was initiated by the city police here and arrested him on Friday.
Cases under section 66 of the IT Act (hacking) and various sections of the IPC, including 419 (impersonation), 465 (forgery for the purpose of cheating) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), have been filed against the accused.