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

A parcel containing suspected explosive material, detonator, batteries and a threat letter was received by the office of CPM in Pune.

PTI April 28, 2017 09:27:39 IST
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.

Pune Parcel containing detonator threat letter sent to CPM office

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:

also read

Opposition objects to Narendra Modi's proposed joint address on COVID-19 to all MPs at Parliament annexe
Politics

Opposition objects to Narendra Modi's proposed joint address on COVID-19 to all MPs at Parliament annexe

Leaders, including from the TMC and the CPM, also said that when the pandemic and issues related to it can be discussed on the floor of the House, what was the need to go 'outside'

Watch Video: NDRF personnel rescue dog in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur
India

Watch Video: NDRF personnel rescue dog in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur

The death toll in the state has reached 149 and as many as 100 people are missing

Maharashtra floods: 129 dead in rain-related incidents in last 48 hours; heavy downpour hampers rescue operations
India

Maharashtra floods: 129 dead in rain-related incidents in last 48 hours; heavy downpour hampers rescue operations

The toll included 38 deaths in a landslide in a village in the coastal Raigad district, while several people were swept away by floodwaters