IT TURNED out to be a day of hoax calls on Saturday, as the police and Government Railway Police (GRP) were busy tracking and hunting unidentified callers who claimed that a bomb has been planted aboard a flight and another caller claiming that the Dadar Railway Station will be blown up.
On Saturday, while the police arrested a man, identified as Sanjay Kumar Mishra (35), an animation professional living in Wadgaon Dhayari, who made the bomb hoax call that led to emergency landing of a GoAir flight on Saturday morning, the Railway police by afternoon arrested the man who made the call on ‘bomb planted at the Dadri station’. The man was identified as Sagar Rajendra Nakate (23), a resident of Uruli Kanchan in Pune district and was caught by the personnel of Railway Protection Force (RPF) by making an emergency halt of the Hyderabad Express at Khadki Railway Station. According to D Vikas, Divisional Security Manager (DCM) for Pune, police received information from Mumbai that a suspect who has made a bomb threat call was travelling between Mumbai and Pune. He forwarded this message along with picture of the suspect to all senior inspectors who sprung into action and started the search operation.
“Upon learning that he could be aboard Hyderabad Express, we requested the Senior Divisional Operations Manager to give a short halt to the train at Khadki.
The police went from coach to coach and managed to nab Nakate from the general coach of Hyderabad Express at around 4.40 pm,” said Vikas. Nakate has been handed over to Loni Kalbhor police.