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Bomb scare at Wipro campus in Bangalore

July 19, 2013 18:43 IST

An anonymous letter threatening to blow up the campus of software major Wipro in Bangalore with 19 bombs sparked a security scare, sending police into a tizzy. 

"Police and bomb squad have carried out their search at Wipro campus and found no suspicious object in the vicinity," Bangalore police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradhkar said.

A letter claiming to blow up Wipro's corporate and training block at 11 am on Friday and 1 pm on Saturday with 19 bombs was delivered to Sarjapur police station.

The letter had no mention about the sender, police said. 

Wipro said in a statement that "as a matter of routine, a security check was undertaken at Wipro's Sarjapur campus. Our operations continue to be business as usual." 

This is the second time in nearly two weeks that such a letter threatening terror strikes have been sent to the police. The police are ascertaining if there is a pattern involved.

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