On Saturday, Mumbai police went into a tizzy when they received a call saying that a bomb has been planted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The caller went on to say that the bomb will explode in minutes.
According to Indian Express, the call turned out to be a hoax and the MRA Marg police arrested the caller on the same day. The accused was identified as Sameer Javed Salmaniya. Sameer hails from Bareilly district in Uttar Pradesh and was arrested from his shop in Mumbra. Sameer works as a hairstylist and made the hoax call at around 7.50 pm on Saturday.
The accused have claimed that the number 100 (police control room) accidentally got dialed from his phone, which was in his pocket. “Main Krishna bol raha hun, CST station main bomb rakha hua hai, jo dus minute main phatega (My name is Krishna, I have planted a bomb at CST station, which will explode in 10 minutes),” Salmaniya allegedly told the officials, disconnected and then switched off his cell phone, reported the leading daily.
After two hours of search led by various security agencies, which included MRA Marg police, Azad Maidan police, CST GRP, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and BDDS squad at CSMT station, the call was declared a hoax and later cops started the manhunt for the accused. Hours after manhunt the accused was nabbed at Mumbra.