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Police arrest ‘frustrated’ hoax caller

delhi Updated: Oct 08, 2009 23:16 IST
Karan Choudhury

When he wasn’t satisfied after calling and harassing his former girl friend and her family, 26-year-old Ravinder Kumar Tiwari turned his attention towards the Delhi Police.

On Wednesday the Special Cell of the police, led by Inspector Lalit Mohan, arrested Tiwari for making a series of hoax calls about bombs across the city.

“He was in love with a girl he knew for some time. But when the girl’s parents came to know about their affair, they asked her to cut off all ties with him,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

The police said Tiwari, who was arrested from Wazirabad, allegedly started calling up the girl’s family and threatened to commit suicide.

He would call up the Police Control Room and claim he is going to commit suicide.

“The PCR van would reach the spot but not find anyone there,” added the officer.

The police swung into action on October 2 when Tiwari allegedly made a series of hoax calls claiming he had planted bombs across the city, including near Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar said: “He claimed bombs were planted in Dwarka and Sultanpuri among other places. This created panic and ended up wasting our time.”

The police tracked the calls and zeroed in him. During his interrogation, Tiwari claimed that he started making hoax calls out of frustration after failing in his love life.

The police have registered a case against Tiwari, who was sent to judicial custody on Thursday.