Bomb scare targets Indian software firms

Nervous times

The Indian offices of software outfits Infosys and Wipro were evacuated last night following a bomb scare.

Police used sniffer dogs to search the Bangalore offices of Infosys and Wipro for more than an hour after receiving the bomb threat. No explosives were found during the search.

This is the second time Wipro has been at the centre of a bomb hoax. Last week the bomb squad searched its offices after police received a call warning of a bomb.

Within hours of tracing the call, police arrested a 30-year-old software engineer employed by the company.

Prashanth Kumar admitted making the call but said he did it to test security which he claimed was in a shambles, reports The Deccan Herald.

The bomb scares followed the discovery of a terrorist cell planning to attack leading software firms in Bangalore.

Three men were shot dead and two arrested in southwest Delhi ten days ago. Indian police claim the men were members of Lashkar-e-Toiba - a Wahabi militant group fighting for an independent Kashmir. ®

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