Two people have been detained by the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai Police Crime Branch Unit on Saturday in connection with the hoax bomb scare in four locations of the city. As per Mumbai Police’s statement, an unidentified caller threatened to bomb three railway stations and actor Amitabh Bachchan bungalow, which turned out to be a hoax call. The Mumbai Police is currently trying to identify the person behind the anonymous call.
As per sources, the police control room received an anonymous call during the night that warned of bombs being placed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Byculla and Dadar railway stations and the bungalow of filmstar Amitabh Bachchan was also mentioned. After receiving the call, the Mumbai Police launched search operations with the help of the Bomb Squad and the GRP team. At the CSMT station, all the platforms, the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) office, parking lots and other nearby areas were searched with the help of the BDDS and dog squads. A team of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Quick Response Teams (QRT), teams of a few local police stations, including Marine Drive and Azad Maidan, were also involved in the operation, however, nothing suspicious was discovered and the call was passed off as a hoax. “Mumbai Crime Branch’s CIU (Crime Intelligence Unit) has detained two people. They are being questioned in connection with the hoax phone call, received by the Police last night, that mentioned the presence of bombs at four different locations across Mumbai,” said Police. Earlier the police said that they were trying to trace the location and identity of the caller.