Kerala: Drunk priest threatens to plant bomb at President's event
A temple priest was arrested for threatening to plant a bomb at St. Thomas College in Kerala's Thrissur, where President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to attend a function tomorrow. At around 1am today, the man, in an inebriated state, called up the police control-room and threatened to plant a bomb at the college, where Kovind would inaugurate the centenary celebrations tomorrow. Here's more.
Priest was caught after his mobile phone was traced
Thrissur District Police chief Yatish Chandra said the accused, Jayaraman, was picked up after his mobile phone was tracked down. During interrogation, he admitted having made the call under the influence of alcohol. He is a priest at the Chirakal Bhagavathy temple in Thrissur. A case has been registered against the priest for criminal intimidation, the police said.
Kovind arrived on a three-day visit to Kerala yesterday
The President, who was on a three-day visit to Kerala, arrived in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram yesterday. President Kovind would be inaugurating a function at the Assembly complex in Thiruvananthapuram to mark the conclusion of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Kerala Legislative Assembly today. Tomorrow, he would also have breakfast with the Chief Justice and judges of the Kerala High Court at Kochi.