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Government identifies ISP of hoax mail

December 16, 2005 20:07 IST

The government on Friday identified the Internet Service Provider through which the e-mail hoax about a bomb being planted in Parliament was sent to Chennai and Delhi, highly placed home ministry sources said.

A crack team has been constituted to trace the culprits, they said.

Security officials were trying to locate the address of the computer machines using the remote hosting technology that helps find the exact computer used for sending the e-mail, said the sources.

Asked if it was a prank played by someone, a senior home ministry official said, "We are taking it seriously and at this stage we do not rule out anything."

A case has been registered in Delhi under section 121 of IPC (waging war against the nation) and relevant sections of Prevention of Unlawful Activities.


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Number of User Comments: 4




Sub: Hoax mail

Using section 121 is not the right thing for just a hoax call. As section 121 invites death sentence if convicted...... The section is too ...


Posted by babu





Sub: Identify the enemy, you idiots.

And wipe them off.


Posted by chanakya





Sub: Its really a very good decision...

Am very happy to see this article. Persons involved in such oax mails should be punished severly...I appreciate more and more such serious investigation should ...


Posted by Sreenath V





Sub: Stupidity of the situation!

What! Someone sends a hoax email saying there's a bomb in our parliament and the MPs run out and the Parliament is sealed!! We are ...


Posted by Rakesh




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