Pune: Parcel containing detonator, threat letter sent to CPM office

Pune: A parcel containing suspected explosive material, detonator, batteries and a threat letter was received by the office of Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Pune.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

CPM city president Ajit Abhyankar told PTI that the parcel was received on Wednesday, but it was opened by one of the office-bearers late Thursday evening.

It contained a plastic box. "While opening it, we sensed something suspicious and immediately alerted the police and bomb detection and disposal squad," he said.

ACP Sharad Ugale said the box was found to contain a detonator, batteries and some white powder.

"Besides, there was a threat letter which said the CPI(M) office will be blown off," he said.

Identity of the sender was not known, he said, adding that investigation was on.

Last year, the city-based Film and Television Institute of India and a journalism college had received similar parcels.

Updated Date: Apr 28, 2017 09:27 AM

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