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Noida resident got call about blast, police pass the buck

india Updated: Sep 08, 2011 00:58 IST
Darpan Singh

Only a couple of hours after a bomb blast near Delhi High Court gate number 5 killed 11 persons and injured several others, Noida police officials said they had communicated to their Delhi counterparts - as early as on August 16 - about a "phone call from Pakistan, threatening to carry out bomb blasts in the national Capital."

Police said Kamal Pandeet (30), a resident of Noida's Bhangel area, had on August 16 received a missed call at 11.40am, purportedly from a Pakistan number (+923453367472).

When the youth, working with the marketing department of a local news channel, called back, the voice on the other end threatened blasts in Delhi.

"The caller said he was in Delhi and would carry out major blasts in the city. When I tried to get more details, he abused me and disconnected the line. I communicated the matter to the Noida police," the youth said.

Gautam Budh Nagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jyoti Narayan had then said, "We informed police officers concerned about it. They are looking into the details."

But Kamal said no one from the Delhi Police had contacted him or tried to get any information. "No one has spoken to me," he said. When asked if the Delhi Police had failed to "act on the input", the Noida police refused to comment.