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Security was beefed up in Mumbai on November 13 after a telephone call was received by Bandra railway police station of a possible bomb attack, railway police commissioner Quiser Khalid said. He said the caller, who is staying in Dubai with his mother and is of unsound mind, was contacted and all agencies had been alerted about the situation, adding that there was no need to panic or worry.
On August 7, Mumbai Police detained two people after receiving a hoax bomb threat call on August 6. A person called the emergency helpline of Mumbai Police and said there were bombs kept at four different locations in the city. The accused had informed the police that bombs were kept at CST, Dadar, Byculla railway stations, and at Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachan's bungalow. According to sources, the accused was under the influence of alcohol when he made the hoax bomb call.
A hoax call was received by the United States (US) consulate in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) on August 3. According to the police, the call was received around midnight. The caller, who used a mobile number to the consulate’s landline, threatened to blow up the building. However, nothing suspicious was found.
In yet another instance of a hoax call, a bomb threat on a Mumbai-bound flight from Dubai turned out to be a prank call following an investigation by authorities on July 17. According to Mumbai Police, a phone call was received at around 4 pm about the presence of RDX onboard a Dubai-Mumbai flight. The aircraft was examined by CISF personnel upon landing but nothing was found. Following an investigation, it was found to be a hoax call.
On May 30, Mumbai Police personnel conducted a search operation at the Maharashtra government secretariat after a caller, later identified as a farmer from Nagpur district, claimed that a bomb was planted on the building, which turned out to be a hoax call, officials said.