The Bangalore police have urged the public to ignore rumours of more attacks in the city after the bomb blast on Sunday that killed one person and injured three.
The appeal came from DCP, Crime, Abhishek Goyal, who tweeted:
"Pls do NOT believe rumours spreading on WhatsApp. Situation is under control. All necessary precautions are being taken. Probe is on."
His appeal comes after rumours started circulating about the possibility of more attacks, with some messages listing out places like Koramangala, Jayanagar, Rajajinagar and Chinnaswamy Stadium as possible targets.
The Sunday terror attack is being seen as a retaliation to the arrest of Bengaluru-based pro-ISIS Twitter account holder Mehdi Masroor Biswas earlier this month, with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah himself hinting at the connection.
Goyal had himself received a direct threat from ISIS supporters on Twitter after the arrest of Biswas, who ran the Shami Witness account.
The chief minister has called for a security meeting following the attack and has said that places visited by more than 100 people everyday will be monitored with additional vigilance.
#CMPressBrief 5 kms from Vidhana Soudha and places which has more than 100 people visiting daily are being monitored with addl vigilance.
— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) December 29, 2014.