Bomb hoax call on Delhi-Palwal rail route

Faridabad: An ASI of CISF posted at Shastri Nagar Metro station received a call on his mobile for a second consecutive today that a bomb has been planted in a train running from Delhi to Palwal and will explode any time.

The call, however, turned out to be hoax as was the case yesterday. Deepak Pandey, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ASI, received the call on his mobile around 9.45 AM. The caller told his name to be Tuhit. The ASI immediately informed his seniors and the RPF control room at Delhi.

GRP personnel soon started checking trains running on the route. Police in Faridabad and in Palwal was also informed to be on alert. SWAT team as well as commandos was called from Ambala. Sniffer dogs were pressed into service. Unlike yesterday, no train was halted for additional time.

Instead, GRP and RPF personnel travelled in the trains and checked while they were moving. However, nothing was found till late night. On both the days, the message came on the mobile phone of the same ASI. The registered address of the phone number was found to be fake.

Security agencies are trying to track the caller. While the security agencies are doing their job, people are expected to be more vigilant about any unclaimed object, said SHO GRP Faridabad Arjan Dev.

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