Hoax call on bomb blast near Jama Masjid

"When the local police checked, the call was found to be a hoax," DCP (PCR) R K Singh said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 23, 2016 9:17 pm
Jama Masjid, Jama Masjid delhi, Jama Masjid blast, Jama Masjid bomb, Jama Masjid bomb blast, Jama Masjid bomb hoax, hoax bomb threat, Jama Masjid bomb threat, india news The entire area was scanned after the call although the call was found to be a hoax. (Source: Express file photo By Amit Mehra)

Police and security agencies were sent in a tizzy over a call which later turned out to be hoax, about a bomb blast near historic Jama Masjid in walled city, in the evening on Tuesday. “A PCR call was received at 5.17 PM on Tuesday where the caller said that there had been a bomb blast and 50 people were reportedly injured. When the local police checked, the call was found to be a hoax,” DCP (PCR) R K Singh said.

The caller, a man, while calling the PCR claimed that the several persons were injured in the blast. The entire area was scanned after the call although the call was found to be a hoax. Police said that the caller was traced to Seelampur. Through the mobile number, the caller was identified as one Chaudhary Bangad and police was trying to nab him.

A day after Independence Day, a hoax call about a bomb planted at Red Fort was received by the police control room. The hoax caller, 22-year-old Hanuman Singh was arrested by police from Alwar (Rajasthan) next day.

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    m davar
    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:05 am
    hoax caller should not only be arrested but he should be fined heavily and awarded deterrent punishment. Hoax calling means waste of our precious manpower resources. Punishment and fine should be given wide publicity too so that other mischievious elements get fear of law.
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