Upset after Shiv Sena rally, man threatens to blow up Mumbai

He was drunk when he made the hoax call; he was tracked soon and arrested

A man was arrested on Saturday for making a hoax bomb call to the police control room. The accused was identified as Nasim Sheikh (21), who works at a cosmetics factory in Delhi. Sheikh, who is originally from Bihar, came to Mumbai few days ago and was staying with his brother at Shivaji Nagar at Govandi. On Friday, Sheikh attended a sabha of the Shiv Sena at Shivaji Nagar around 5 pm.

Later he got drunk and called on the main control number of the police at 11:50 pm and said, “Bomb ek ghante mein udne wala hai” (A bomb will go off in an hour). The policeman at the other end asked him where the bomb was, to which Sheikh said, “Aapko pata chal jayega.”

Sheikh also said, “I will kill all the people of Mumbai.” An officer from Azad Maidan police station, said, “As soon as Sheikh called the main control room they informed the ATS. The ATS tracked his phone number and location and laid a trap at Shivaji Nagar. They then handed him over to us.”

Sheikh was first taken to Shivaji Nagar police station and then to Azad Maidan police station where the complaint was registered. Sheikh confessed to his crime and said the Shiv Sena sabha that he attended, provoked him and he got drunk, and called 100 from his mobile phone. A complaint has been registered under Section 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal code.

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