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Hoax caller threatens to blow up Dadar Station

A call received by the railway police control room created panic and scare after the caller said that he was going to blow up Dadar station. However, the call turned out to be a hoax.

mumbai Updated: Nov 13, 2010 02:50 IST
HT Correspondent

A call received by the railway police control room created panic and scare after the caller said that he was going to blow up Dadar station. However, the call turned out to be a hoax.

“The GRP control room received the anonymous call around 8pm. The caller threatened to blow up the railway station and hung up. We didn’t want to take any chances and conducted a thorough check. We then realised that the call was a hoax,” said Shivaji Shinde, senior police inspector, Dadar railway police station.

Officials from the fire department said they received a call from the railway police and sent two fire engines to the station.

Apurva Patil, a commuter, said: “There was a huge crowd at the station and there was tight security. The police had cordoned off a section of the station.”

Another commuter Anant Aapte said many commuters initially thought a blast had occurred at the station.

“My friends and I were surprised to see so many policemen at the station and thought that there was a blast. We later found out about the hoax call,” said Aapte.