OROP: Depressed ex-officer of air force makes hoax calls, detained

  • Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Sep 06, 2015 17:14 IST
An ex-militaryman joins a protest for the OROP scheme in Delhi's Jantar Mantar. (AFP Photo)

A 65-year-old retired air force officer was detained by Gurgaon police on Sunday morning for allegedly making two hoax calls to the Mumbai and Rajokri Air Force stations.

The retired officer was identified as BS Sharma, a resident of Jalvayu Towers in Gurgaon's Sector 56. During interrogation, Sharma confessed to making the calls late on Saturday night. Sharma is a retired group captain of the Indian Air force from Thane in Mumbai.

ACP (crime) Rajesh Kumar said, “Sharma went to Jantar-Mantar on Saturday for the one rank one pension protest, and after returning home in the evening he had couple of drinks. He called the Air Force stations late at night and informed RDX was planted there."

Officials of the Air Force stations alerted their police control room as soon as they received the calls. After investigation, the number was found to be from Gurgaon.

After being alerted by Mumbai police control room around 8am, a team of personnel from Sector 56 police station rushed to Sharma's house and detained him.

"Sharma had deleted all his last dialled numbers, but he revealed during interrogation that he made both the calls between 1:10am and 1:30am, and after that he went to sleep. He was upset over OROP, had extra drinks in depression and made the calls," said ACP Kumar.

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