A suspicious parcel containing white powder, proclaiming it to be Anthrax was delivered at Sholinganallur office of Infosys on Tuesday.
The letter with no name arrived with powder sprinkled on it, demanding a ransom of 500 crore from the company.
Anthrax is a lethal contagious disease that is spread through bacterial spores. In 2001, these spores were packed in letters in a powder-form and used as a bio-weapon.
The threat letter is believed to be targeted at members of the company’s Sholinganallur branch, who were involved in a certain scam which the letter referred to.
The letter demands firing all corrupt members, failing which the disease will be dispersed through letters or the company’s water sources.
The letter also mentions that the company has the option to evade such situation if transfers`500 crore into the given bar code details in the letter.
According to Indian Express, the local police have handed over the letter to Chennai Crime Branch Police for further probe.