Businessman who made hoax call to catch train lands in jail
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 23:09
  
Hyderabad: A businessman, who made a hoax call claiming that a bomb has been planted in the Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Garibrath Express train to ensure that he catches the train, landed in jail here.

V Arun Kumar Reddy (24) who needed to travel to Visakhapatnam but was not sure of catching the train, rang up the police control room from his mobile phone on the night of June 2 stating that a bomb was planted in the Garibrath train, South Central Railway (SCR) authorities said today.

Reddy, who was unable to reach Secunderabad station in time due to traffic jam, made a hoax call at 8.15 pm with the intention to halt the train at Secunderabad railway station, but by the time he reached railway station the train had left, an SCR official said.

The train which had left Secunderabad station by the time information was received, was stopped at Bibinagar railway station by 8.40 pm, he said.

Railway authorities who undertook extensive search of the train with the help of police Bomb Disposal Squads from Hyderabad and Nalgonda and RPF sniffer dog squad, found nothing suspicious in the train and let it go at 11.45 pm, three hours behind its schedule, the SCR official said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 23:09


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