Man held for making hoax call about bomb in Mumbai

A 52-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making a hoax call about a bomb at a court in western suburb of the city, police said on Tuesday.

The man, identified as Sandip Baria, called the police control room from a telephone booth on Monday and said that a bomb was placed in Borivli 24th Court, he said.

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On investigation, it was found that the call was made from a booth near the Grant Road station. Based on the CCTV footage, the accused was traced from Nalasopara area and arrested yesterday, he said.

Later, Baria confessed to the offence saying he made the hoax call as he was irked over speedy proceedings of his case and annoyed over court giving dates at regular intervals and he had to pay fees accordingly, the officer said.

A case under relevant sections of IPC has been registered against Baria at Borivali police station, he said, adding that further probe is on.

In the past, cases of cheating and impersonating public servants had been registered against Baria at Malad and VP Road police stations, police added.

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