Hoax call disrupts service at Patel Nagar Metro station
A phone call, claiming a bomb was planted at the Patel Nagar Metro station, sent security staff into a tizzy, thereby, forcing Metro trains not to halt at the station from 7.20-8.43 pm. However, the call
turned out to be a hoax.
Jitendra Mani, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delhi Metro, said: “We received a call at 6:39 pm from an unidentified person that a bomb was planted near one of the pillars of the Patel Nagar Metro station. After receiving the call, we closed all the gates of the station. Bomb disposal squad and the police were informed, who rushed to the spot. The call was put on surveillance and the caller and the number has been traced to a resident of Kotwali. <g data-gr-id="22">Investigation</g> has been initiated to probe into the hoax call.”
Police said the number was immediately switched off after the call was made to the Metro control room.
“Search operation was conducted at the Patel Nagar Metro Station, after which it was found to be a hoax call,” CISF public relations officer Hemendra Singh said.
Special operation team, Delhi Police and CISF conducted a joint check at the station and gave their green signal for uninterrupted Metro operations after <g data-gr-id="21">8:30pm.</g> Metro services have resumed as normal at the Patel Nagar Metro Station.