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Karachi Bakery in India receives ‘bomb threats’

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The manager of Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru, India stated to have received ‘bomb threats’ a week after a bunch of 12-15 people stormed the bakery to inquire about its origin and name, following the Pulwama terror attack. The aggression against the bakery continues by angry Indians who also forced the management to take down ‘Karachi’ from the name board.

The manager of the bakery claimed that he received a threat call to “blast the store” if the word “Karachi” is not removed from the signboard. As per Bengaluru police, the caller identified himself as Vicky Shetty, an “underworld don.”

The popular bakery with nationwide franchises faced huge uproar on social media due to its name, ‘Karachi Bakery’ after Pulwama attack that took the lives of 44 Indian troop in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

The criminals, however, dubbed their protest as a “patriotic” act in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. Seven of the suspects claimed to be “social workers” but failed to prove their ties with any social organization.

Giving into the public uproar, the bakery was forced to issue a confirmation notice explaining its origin that bakery was “absolutely Indian by heart”, adding that the owners had moved to India during the partition.

The management of Karachi Bakery has been under the constant pressure from the public to show patriotism and remove the name ‘Karachi’. To satisfy the people and demonstrate their loyalty to their country, the management had hidden the word ‘Karachi’ with the poster in the signboard.

On Friday, at least nine people were arrested by the Police who harassed the bakery staff to pull off the name ‘Karachi’. The protestors hoisted the Indian flag at the bakery. They, however, ran when Police approached but was arrested later after being tracked down through CCTV footage. The Police has registered the case of rioting and criminal breach of trust against the arrested miscreants.

Read more: Post-Pulwama Indian extremism: Furious mob attacked popular ‘Karachi Bakery’ in Bengaluru

The criminals, however, dubbed their protest as a “patriotic” act in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. Seven of the suspects claimed to be “social workers” but failed to prove their ties with any social organization. The Police bashed the arrested suspects for moral policing and taking the law and order in their hand.