Man arrested for bomb hoax call in Mumbai, had dialled police 79 times in 5 months

The Mumbai Police arrested a 43-year-old man for making a hoax call to the police about a '100-kg' bomb planted somewhere in Mumbai.

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A man was arrested by the Mumbai Police for making a hoax bomb call. (Representative Photo)

The Mumbai Police on Saturday nabbed a 43-year-old man for making a hoax call to the authorities about a "100-kg" bomb in Mumbai.

According to the crime branch of Mumbai Police, Rukhsar Ahmed, a tailor by profession, dialled the Mumbai Police control room number on late Saturday night informing the police that a 100-kg bomb was placed somewhere in Mumbai.

Later, Ahmed was nabbed from his home in the Melvani area of Mumbai and booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including section 506-II (pertaining to criminal intimidation).


During the interrogation, police also discovered that Ahmed had made 79 calls to the control room of the Mumbai Police in the last five months extending grievances about several issues, a crime branch official said.

The accused seems to be mentally unstable and a further probe in the case is underway, he added.

Earlier, in June, Mumbai Police also arrested a 19-year-old man from Puducherry, days after he allegedly made a call to the Haryana police warning about bomb blasts at the international airports in Mumbai and Delhi, which later turned out to be a hoax.

Later, in a statement, Mumbai Police said that the accused identified as Jatin Prajapati was arrested from Puducherry after being traced by the cops with the help of his mobile phone location.

With inputs from PTI.
Edited By:
Sudeep Lavania
Published On:
Aug 13, 2023