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Cyber cell to probe bomb hoax

Panic had gripped the office of a city-based BPO after a bomb call was received on March 1. However, the call was later found to be a hoax. Following investigation, the police registered a case against an unidentified man for the hoax call on Friday.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2012 12:23 AM IST

Panic had gripped the office of a city-based BPO after a bomb call was received on March 1. However, the call was later found to be a hoax. Following investigation, the police registered a case against an unidentified man for the hoax call on Friday.

Police sources said an unidentified man called up the manager of Genpact around 11.50 am on March 1 and stated that he had planted a bomb in the building’s parking area.

The caller also stated that the bomb would explode in 20 minutes.

The police was immediately summoned along with the fire brigade team and bomb squad. Thorough searches were conducted in the building and the employees were asked to vacate the premises.

Shocked employees ran for safety while trying to save their lives. The police searched the premises for two hours. However, they failed to find anything substantial. It was then that the officials realised that the call was a hoax.

“The case will be forwarded to the cyber cell. We are conducting raids and the culprit will be arrested soon. Stern action will be taken against the guilty,” said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (crime).

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