Second bomb hoax call in Gurgaon, accused held

Soon after receiving the call on Thursday morning, police teams were formed, the bomb disposal squad was alerted and sniffer dogs were deployed at the Arcadia shopping complex in South City on Gurgaon’s Sohna Road. Within an hour, the whole shopping complex was evacuated and the teams started checking every nook and corner, looking for suspected articles.

In the end, the threat call turned out to be a hoax again, confirmed police.

The call on Thursday was received from the same mobile number as on Wednesday and the caller was finally been arrested in the evening.

He was identified as Sunny Sharma (29), a permanent resident of Karala in north-west Delhi. Sunny has his dry fruit shop at the Vyapar Kendra in Sushant Lok area of Gurgaon, which was one of the places under the fake bomb threat on Wednesday afternoon. In Gurgaon, he had rented a room at Jharsa village in sector 32. It also emerged that Sunny had made a similar call at the Delhi Police control room on Thursday morning to see how they reacted to that. Police teams were sent immediately to the spot but later it turned out to be hoax.

On being interrogated, Sunny told police that he wanted to see if the cops are reliable enough when it comes to tackling such situations. Later, he also expressed that when he succeeded on Wednesday, things turned funny for him and he repeated the same on Thursday. When the concerned mobile number was tracked by Gurgaon Police soon after Wednesday’s episode, it was learnt that it was registered in Odisha.

The person, SK Malik, to whom the number was issued was immediately contacted. He then told the police that he is recently in Delhi and lost his phone (along with the SIM card) near the Sushant Lok market on December 16.

On Thursday, Sunny’s location was tracked by a special team through the networks and he was nabbed in the nick of time. It is because, he threw the SIM card away a few minutes after he was tracked by the cops.
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