The Mumbai police on Sunday arrested a man from the Juhu area who had made a threat call at the Mumbai Police Control Room earlier today about bombing up local stations.
The arrested person has been identified as Ashok Shankar Mukhiya (25). A case has been registered against him. He had called under the influence of alcohol. Mukhiya is a resident of Sitamarhi district of Bihar.
Caller didn't respond when asked about more details
According to the information received from the police, the person claimed that a bomb had been planted in a local train in Mumbai. The lady police attending the call in control tried to get more information from him but the caller did not reveal anything about the details of the bomb and he disconnected the call.
According to the police, when the threat call was investigated, the location of the concerned person's phone turned out to be Juhu. After some time the caller switched off his mobile. Sources said that in view of the seriousness of the matter, the officials informed the concerned police station to be alert about the security.
The police officer told that when the caller called in the control room, he was asked in which train the bomb was kept, then he did not tell anything about it. The caller named different stations like Kurla, Thane, Tilak Nagar and Kalyan.
Police alerted the officials
Considering the gravity of the situation, the police had alerted the officials. Earlier on Saturday, a hoax bomb threat was received by the Mumbai Police from an unidentified caller claiming the possibility of a blast or untoward incident at Mumbai and Delhi Domestic and International Airports, officials said. According to the police, an official of a police station in another state informed Mumbai Police Control Room regarding the claims of an unidentified caller stating the possibility of a bomb blast.