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Man held for making hoax call about bomb in Shatabdi

Last Updated: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 20:13

New Delhi: A 29-year-old man was arrested for
allegedly making a hoax call that a bomb has been planted on a
Shatabdi train here which he wanted to catch but was late,
police said on Saturday.

Jagdeep, a resident of Tilak Nagar in west Delhi, was
apprehended yesterday for making the hoax call.
A senior police official said Jagdeep made the call that
a bomb has been planted on the Amritsar-bound Shatabdi Express
at around 7:35 am.

The train had already left the station but was stopped
in Narela where an extensive check was conducted.

"He wanted to catch the train and was late. So he made
a hoax call to delay the train," the official said adding they
traced his number and arrested him.

Panic-stricken passengers were deboarded at the
station and a thorough search was conducted jointly by Delhi
police and Government Railway Police personnel yesterday.
The train left at 10.42 am for its onward journey, three
hours after it was halted.


First Published: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 20:13

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