Hoax call to blow up PM's residence, manhunt on
The Delhi Police was thrown into a tizzy on Wednesday after the cops received a phone call threatening to blow up the Prime Minister's residence, Rajiv Chowk Metro Station and Bangla Sahib Gurdwara. However, the call was later confirmed to be a hoax.
The Delhi Police Control Room ( PCR ) received the call at 8.30 am. Soon after the call the standard procedure was followed and operations were carried out at all the locations and was found that the call was a hoax.
Soon a team was formed to track the number from which the call was made.
The mobile number of the caller was traced to a location in Rohini in north-west Delhi.
The police later said that the phone was switched off immediately after the call.
"We went to the address given by the caller but the family doesn't even uses a mobile phone," said a senior police officer. The cops are now trying to verify if the caller wanted to implicate someone by telling a wrong address. The investigation is on.
The city police had received a similar call of planting bombs at Red Fort last week.
Mehfuz, who had made the phone call for "fun", was arrested. The hotel manager was detained by police after he made a hoax call by randomly dialing numbers alleging he had planted bombs inside the Red Fort and a hotel in Connaught Place on Saturday.
During interrogation, the accused, told the police that he was just having "some fun" and did not think that the issue would blow out of proportion, police said.