Panic triggered among security officials on Tuesday evening after the Delhi Police received a call about bombs planted in a vehicle parked at the Parliament premises. Police officials went into a tizzy after the caller switched off his mobile, leaving them struggling to establish the veracity of the call.
The police officers concerned were asked to reach the Parliament House and begin the combing operations along with members of bomb detection/disposal squad and dog squad.
The fire department officials also reached the spot while ambulances were also stationed outside the Parliament to respond to any untoward incidents. The entire premises of the Parliament House was thoroughly searched and checked but no suspicious vehicle or explosive items were recovered. The paramilitary forces officials and guards deployed to protect the vital installation were also pressed into action.
After a two-long-hour combing operation, police declared the PCR call to be hoax. Meanwhile, the identity of the caller was established as Rakesh, a resident of Jyoti Nagar in northeast Delhi.