Mentally ill 50-year-old has allegedly called the Mumbai Police control room 110 times since 2022
The police has received more than 80 hoax calls this year. File pic
While the city police were immersed in Ganeshotsav preparations, a distressing call to the Mumbai Police control room triggered panic. A woman, who called the police on Thursday and Friday, claimed that one Mangesh Machhwara, a “terrorist from Pakistan”, was residing in Goregaon. The local police promptly acted on this information. However, upon reaching the specified location, they found no evidence to support the woman's claims. It was discovered that the call traced back to the same woman who had made a similar false report last Wednesday, an officer stated.