Security agencies were thrown into a tizzy after an anonymous caller told police that bombs had been planted at three Mumbai railway stations and actor Amitabh Bachchan bungalow. The call turned out to be a hoax. Two people were detained in Thane in connection with it, according to an official. The caller, who is one of the inmates, is a truck driver.
Bomb Scare At Amitabh Bachchan Bungalow?
According to police, they got the call on Friday night. The searches were conducted at these four sites, but nothing unusual was discovered.
“At around 9.45 p.m. on Friday, Mumbai police’s main control room received a call from a caller claiming that bombs had been planted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Byculla, and Dadar railway stations, as well as megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow in Juhu,” a police official said.
“The Government Railway Police (GRP), Railway Protection Force (RPF), Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), dog squads, and local police officers went to these places and conducted searches after receiving the call,” he added.
The BDDS and dog teams investigated all of the platforms. The Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) office, parking lots, and other surrounding locations at the CSMT station. He said that the operation included members of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Quick Response Units (QRT). Teams from a few local police stations, including Marine Drive and Azad Maidan.
Despite many hours of searching, however, nothing untoward was discovered at the CSMT or the other three places. According to officials, the police tracked the caller’s phone number. They found him in the Shil Phata region near Mumbra in the Thane district.
“The caller is a truck driver from Maharashtra’s Marathwada area, and we’ve learned that he has a drinking problem. He and another person have been held, and the process to register an offense is presently underway,” a police officer said.