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Mumbai: MLA hostel evacuated over bomb scare, cops later say call was a hoax

Serving MLAs and their personal assistants were among those evacuated.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 29, 2020 1:20:23 pm
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The Mumbai police Monday evacuated people from the MLA hostel near Mantralaya in South Mumbai following a bomb scare. The evacuation was carried out late evening after an anonymous caller phoned the police and said a bomb had been placed inside the premises, said sources.

However DCP Sangramsinh Nishandar (zone 1) later said the call turned out to be a hoax.

Serving MLAs and their personal assistants had been among those evacuated.

Earlier this month, security was scaled up at Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s residence Matoshree after a man, claiming to work for fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, made two phone calls and threatened to blow it up, police had said.

The state Cabinet had termed the phone call a “very serious matter”, saying the Union government should take immediate note of it and find out the person behind the calls.

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