Security stepped up after hoax caller threatens to blow up Kejriwal

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 02:06 IST
Security was stepped up after police received a man threatened to “blow up” Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Bharat Bhushan/HT File Photo)

Security was stepped up in and around Delhi Secretariat and the chief minister’s residence after police received a call this evening in which a man threatened to “blow up” Arvind Kejriwal.

The police conducted a thorough check at both the locations and later declared it a hoax call.

“The control room received the call at around 4.30pm and the caller told the police to do whatever they can to save Kejriwal and that he would blow him up in an hour,” a senior police official said.

The alert was forwarded to Delhi Police’s Central district, under which the Secretariat comes, and North district, under which the CM’s residence comes. Security was heightened at both areas, the official said.

The call was made through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service and the details were later transferred to Delhi Police’s Spcial Cell, which is trying to track down the unidentified caller, the official said.

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