A youth has been arrested for allegedly making a series of hoax phone calls claiming that explosives have been planted at various places in the national capital, police said on Sunday.
18-year-old Shadaab was arrested in the wee hours from Welcome locality of Northeast Delhi after police got information that he had been making the phone calls from a stolen mobile phone.
According to police, he had made three phone calls between 12 am and 1 pm on Friday from the number 9312451668 to the police control room claiming that bombs were planted at Akshardham temple, Gurudwara Sisgang and PVR Plaza multiplex in Connaught Place.
A tailor by profession, Shadaab was arrested after his friend informed police about his activities.
The phone was actually owned by a person in Faridabad, who had told police that he lost the mobile set in Welcome area.
Police were interrogating him whether the phone call about explosives being planted at India Gate on Saturday was also made by him.
Delhi Police were on the toes on Friday and yesterday after it received a series of phone calls of bombs being planted in three places in the city.
However, extensive searches carried out by them turned out to be futile from prompting them to launch a manhunt to nab the person behind it.
Police were on a high-alert after a serial bomb blast in Mumbai suburban trains killing 200 people.