Bomb hoax call on Delhi Metro sends securitymen into tizzy

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A phone call on Sunday morning about a bomb allegedly planted at Kashmere Gate metro station here sent security agencies into a tizzy, who later discovered it was a hoax call made by a six-year-old boy.

The Police Control Room (PCR) received a call around 7.45 a.m. from a mobile phone number about a bomb kept at the Kashmere Gate metro station near the Inter-State Bus Termimus.

A team of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Delhi Police and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials immediately took anti-sabotage steps.

“The caller warned of a big explosion at the Kashmere Gate metro station. The metro station and trains were thoroughly checked but nothing suspicious was found,” a police official said.

“The mobile number was traced to Kirari locality in west Delhi. Investigators reached there and took the mobile phone’s owner into custody. However, he denied making any hoax call. Later, it was found that his six-year-old son had made the call from his phone,” said the official.

The man was later released after he apologised for his son’s act.

Metro officials said train operations remained unaffected despite the hoax call.

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