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E-mail bomb hoax accused granted bail

June 16, 2001

NEW DELHI: A city court on Saturday granted bail to the e-mail bomb hoax accused, who was arrested for allegedly passing an information to a newspaper relating to placing of bombs at six places at the busy Connaught Place.

Additional sessions judge Mamata Sehgal asked accused Joseph Jose to furnish a personal bond of Rs 15,000 with two sureties of the like amount before the metropolitan magistrate concerned.

The court accepted the contention of Pavan Duggal, counsel for the accused, that there was no case of either hacking or tampering made out against the accused on the basis of the evidence collected and there was no nexus between Jose and the alleged anonymous e-mail.

Police had claimed that tracing the telephone number, from which the alleged e-mail was sent, they had arrested Jose, a senior executive in a multi-national bank, on June 7 and were investigating if he had nexus with any terrorist group or with others involved in the conspiracy.

Police had claimed that Jose had during interrogation admitted to having sent the e-mail from the account of Wave International at Bhikaji Cama Place here after acquiring the password from a former employee of its sister concern Wave Infosys.

Getting the information from the newspaper office, about 500 policemen, supported by two platoons of CRPF police, had focussed on Palika Bazar, central park and restaurants and in the evening they declared it as bogus. (PTI)



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