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Man who made a bomb threat call to Mumbai police, detained in Madhya Pradesh

A man who claimed to bomb stations and Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat detained in Madhya Pradesh.

Published: Tuesday,Jan 11, 2022 11:31 AM GMT-07:00
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A man has been detained in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur city for allegedly making a bomb threat call to Mumbai police, an official said here on Friday.

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The call on Thursday evening prompted searches at several locations, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and the area near actor Shah Rukh Khan's house in Mumbai, but nothing suspicious was discovered. The call was received at 6.22 p.m. on Thursday by Mumbai Police's south region control room, according to a police official.

The caller, who identified himself as 'Jitesh Thakur,' claimed to be from the army and that there would be a "nuclear bomb" attack in Mumbai, as well as bombings near CSMT, Kurla railway station, near Shah Rukh Khan's bungalow, and near a gurdwara in Kharghar in neighbouring Navi Mumbai. 

Bomb detection and disposal squads and sniffer dog units combed all of these areas, but nothing suspicious was discovered, according to the official. 

The caller was tracked down to Jabalpur, where he was apprehended by local police. A team of Government Railway Police (GRP) from here has left for MP to arrest him, according to the official.

GRP commissioner Quiser Khalid had earlier in the day tweeted that there had been a threat call about bombing the CSMT and Kurla stations, but it turned out to be a hoax.

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