Google's Mumbai office on Monday received a threat call stating that there was a bomb planted at the tech giant's Pune office. The caller was tracked and during the investigation, it was found that the accused made the call in an inebriated condition.
The hoax call by the drunk caller identified as Panayam Shivanand was made from Hyderabad to the Google BKC office in Mumbai about a bomb planted at the media tech company's Pune office located on the 11th floor of a multi-storey commercial building in Mundhwa area.
As soon as the Mumbai police at BKC was alerted about the call, they informed their counterparts in Pune police which immediately rushed to Mundhwa office of Google.
This led to the evacuation and brief shut down of their offices with the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) arrival to conduct an exhaustive search.
“After being alerted, Pune police and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad reached the spot and carried out extensive searches,” confirmed Pune Police DCP (Zone V) Vikrant Deshmukh.
The company officials lodged a complaint with the BKC police and registered FIR against unidentified person under Indian Penal Code Sections 505(1)(B) (intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to public) and 506 (criminal intimidation)
“The caller has been traced to Hyderabad and apprehended. He made the call in an inebriated condition and further investigation are in progress,” said BKC police officer investigating the case.
Meanwhile in another case of a threat call, a senior IPS officer of the Mumbai Police received a threat call from an unknown mobile number to blow up Mira Road railway station early on Monday morning.
The caller identified as Yashwant Mane had called Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner (traffic) Pravin Padwal threating to bomb a suburban railway station and asked the top cop to rush police team immediately to Mira Road. When the officer tried to question the caller further, it was abruptly disconnected after making abusive statements.
The senior officer informed the Mumbai police control room about the threat calls which alerted the Mira Road-Bhayander Police Control room.
The Mumbai Police and Mira Road-Bhayander Police are further investigating the case.
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