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Hoax call to blow up Red Fort sends police into tizzy, 1 arrested

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 New Delhi : The Delhi Police was thrown into a tizzy when it was alerted by a man about a threat call about blowing up the Red Fort.

The call later turned out to be a hoax, officials said. The matter was reported to the Begumpur police station around 7.30 pm on Saturday. Later, the accused, who had made the call “just for fun”, was nabbed, the police said.

Nitin Kumar, who informed the police about the call, recalled the almost three-hour long ordeal that he went through on Saturday. “I was in my digital marketing class when I got a call around 7 pm from a man, claiming to be from Pakistan.