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6-year-old makes ‘bomb hoax call’, sends cops into tizzy

Boy said the bomb was at Kashmere Gate Metro station and warned of a ‘big explosion’, say police.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 6, 2015 2:33:39 am
bomb, delhi metro bomb, bomb hoax call, delhi police, delhi metro security, Kashmere gate metro, DMRC, DMRC security, delhi nes, city news, local news, Indian Express Security was beefed up at the Kashmere Gate Metro station following the hoax call. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

A phone call on Sunday morning about a bomb allegedly planted at Kashmere Gate Metro station sent security agencies into a tizzy. They later discovered that it was a hoax call apparently made by a six-year-old boy.

A senior police officer said the Police Control Room (PCR) received a call around 7.45 am from a mobile number about a bomb at Kashmere Gate Metro station near the Interstate Bus Terminus.

“After receiving the PCR call, a team of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Delhi Police and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials immediately took anti-sabotage steps,” the officer said.

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“The caller warned of a big explosion at Kashmere Gate Metro station. The station premises and trains were thoroughly checked but nothing suspicious was found,” a police officer said.

“With the help of technical surveillance, the mobile number was traced to Kirari locality in Outer Delhi. Investigators later reached the spot and took the mobile phone’s owner into custody. However, he denied making any hoax call. Later, it was found that his six-year-old son had made the call from his phone,” the officer said. The man was later released after he apologised for his son’s act.

Metro officials said train operations remained unaffected despite the hoax call.

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