Man held for making hoax call about bomb in Shatabdi
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 08, 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.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 20:13


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