Man arrested for making bomb hoax calls to police

July 9th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A 27-year-old man was arrested from a Delhi Metro station here Wednesday for making hoax calls to the police about “possible bomb explosions” that caused huge inconvenience to security agencies and people in the city. Ajit Singh, who works for a travel agency here, was detained after he entered the Chawri Bazar Metro station. He stays in Chandni Chowk locality in Old Delhi.

Officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said his pictures were matched with the images captured on the CCTV cameras installed at various Metro stations in Rajendera Place, Chawri Bazar, Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate.

“Singh was taken to the nearest police station, where he confessed to making hoax phone calls on four occasions. He said he had made calls from telephone booths in Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate and Chawri Bazar to the police control room about a possible bomb explosion,” a CISF official told IANS.

He was later handed over to the Delhi Police. Officials, however, could not ascertain Singh’s motive for making these hoax phone calls.

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