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Monday witnesses four bomb hoax calls

A big tragedy can spark cruel instincts in some people. This was witnessed on Monday as a series of bomb hoax calls were made in different parts of the city, reports Karan Choudhury.

delhi Updated: Sep 16, 2008 01:10 IST
Karan Choudhury

A big tragedy can spark cruel instincts in some people. This was witnessed on Monday as a series of bomb hoax calls were made in different parts of the city.

Each of the four hoax calls had the police rushing to the spot, evacuating people from buildings, combing them and finally declaring the calls as hoaxes.

The first call was made at 7.25 am in New Delhi House on Barakhamba Road. Someone called the office of Rashtriya Sahara newspaper around 7.20 am and told a security guard a bomb had been planted in the building.

The police and bomb disposal squads reached the spot and first evacuated the building.

Police officials said the entire building was combed for bombs for about 2 hours before the call was declared a hoax.

At 10 am from Hansal Tower in Rajouri Garden, “some miscreant called HDFC call centre and said a bomb was placed in the building. We arrived and combed the building and then declared it a hoax,” said a police officer.

In West Patel Nagar, somebody called the PCR and said a bomb had been planted in a car bonnet. The police arrived and cordoned the car. The ‘suspicious box’ turned out to be a lunch box.

Miscreants left no stones unturned in the Tigri area to cause trouble. A scared citizen called the PCR and told them about a polythene bag in one of the public toilets at 5.30 pm. The bag however had two brinjals with wires sticking out of them.

Then at 7.30 pm, Rajiv Chowk Metro Station officials received a hoax call. Police officials said after combing the place for about 90 minutes, it was declared a hoax.