Teenager arrested for prank emails
The Kolkata police have arrested a teenager by the name Sunny Shukla for allegedly sending prank emails that said the Indian Mujahideen was behind the Delhi high court blast.kolkata Updated: Sep 14, 2011 21:26 IST
The Kolkata police have arrested a teenager by the name Sunny Shukla for allegedly sending prank emails that said the Indian Mujahideen was behind the Delhi high court blast.
The arrest took place at a spot near the West Bengal-Jharkhand border. Shukla will be produced in a juvenile court on Wednesday.
Shukla, a computer-savvy student of DAV School, an English-medium institution, in Jharkhand's Pakur district, was reportedly looking for excitement and this prompted to send two emails, using the ID firstname.lastname@example.org, on September 8 and 9, Kolkata police sources said.
The emails threatened new explosions at public places within a few days, apart from claiming that the Kolkata-born terrorist outfit was responsible for the blast.
Earlier, when the Indian cricket team was losing to England in the test series, Shukla, 14, sent an email to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, demanding that MS Dhoni be replaced by Parthiv Patel as captain.
When that did not get the attention he expected, he sent the emails to the National Investigation Agency and a TV channel on the supposed Indian Mujahideen role.
First Published: Sep 14, 2011 21:25 IST