Bomb threat to Superstar Rajnikanth; search operation underway

An unidentified person has issued a bomb threat to superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday, according to a website.

According to Tamil channels, the man called up Chennai police and informed that a bomb was planted at the Tamil superstar’s Poes Garden residence. A search is underway at his residence with the help of sniffer dogs and bomb detectors.

The news triggered panic among his supporters who gathered in large numbers at Poes Garden flouting coronavirus restrictions. So far, no statement has come from the police.

A police officer said they are looking at all angles. “Although it looks to be a hoax call, we are not taking any chances.” Rajnikanth’s statement supporting CAA had angered a section of Muslims. After the statement a group of clerics met the superstar to explain to him their concerns.