The caller ranted against the centre for providing treatment to Maudany
Security has been tightened around Soukya International Holistic Centre, Whitefield, where People’s Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Maudany, who is an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts, is being treated. He was recently released from prison after the Supreme Court granted him one-month bail on health grounds.
Security was increased after the health centre recently received a threat call. The call was made to the centre’s landline number around 2 p.m. on July 15. The caller, who identified himself as Raja, ranted against the centre for providing treatment to Maudany. The receptionist cut the call and reported the matter, sources say.
Isaac Mathai, managing director of the centre, speaking to The Hindu refused to term the call a ‘threat’ call. He said: “It was somebody trying to make a statement, ranting against Maudany and the centre for treating him.”
The health centre authorities informed the police after which security at the centre was tightened. Superintendent of Police, Bangalore Rural district, B. Ramesh said that no complaint was lodged. However, he said that the police were trying to track down the caller and found that it was a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) call.
Mr. Ramesh said that adequate security had been provided at the centre, but declined to give any details.