PALAKKAD: The police arrested Ramachandran, 50, son of Sadasivan, Manikkasadan, Anchammayil, Edathara near here on Saturday in connection with a bomb hoax phone call he allegedly made. The police said that he had threatened that a bomb would be placed at the Manappullikavu temple during the temple festival that ended last week.

Mr. Ramachandran is a civil engineer and is running an office at Melamuri in the town. He was involved in bomb hoax calls earlier also, the police said.