“At the city’s international airport, the Mumbai police received a threat call about a bomb being installed in a plane. However, they later discovered that the call was a hoax made by a 10-year-old child from the Satara region of Maharashtra”, an official said on Friday.
“The caller claimed there was a bomb on a plane at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport”, according to a police official.
The call came into the main control centre of the Mumbai police. “The caller said that a bomb was planted on a flight about to take off after 10 hours”, an official told
“The police traced the number and discovered that a 10-year-old boy called from Satara district. It was determined after verification that the call had been a hoax,”he claimed.
He said that the youngster was being treated by the police when it was discovered that he had some major medical conditions.
“According to the investigation, Satara was the source of the threat call. More research is being done”, Mumbai police reported.
“He stated that this call was made on Friday morning to the police control room’s emergency line, 112. The caller allegedly said that a bomb had been placed in the plane, which was scheduled to take off in 10 hours,, an official stated.
Same hoax call from Pakistan last month
“In the last month, Mumbai police have witnessed various hoax calls stating terror threats and serial blasts. In another separate incident, a man was arrested for making a hoax call about a bomb threat at the Goa airport on July 29”, according to a report.
According to officials, “at around 4:45 p.m. on July 29, the police received a call in which the caller claimed that a “bomb blast “may occur at the airport; however, any specific location of the airport was not mentioned. Upon receiving the call, Goa Police, along with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), took all the security measures at both airports—Dabolim Airport and Manohar International Airport”.
A 26/11-style attack was threatened in a different threat we got last month. On July 17, a transmission with the prefix +92 was sent from Pakistan to the Mumbai Traffic Police Control Room. He threatened to carry out another terrorist attack similar to the one that occurred on September 11, 2001, in Mumbai.
According to the source, “Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were the intended targets this time.”
Following the threat call, the police moved quickly to investigate the mobile number to see whether the phone from which the threat call was received was really from Pakistan. The threat callers reportedly stated that an AK-47 and ammunition had arrived in the city in preparation for the attack.
“Taking serious note of the threat, a case was registered under Section 509 (2) of the IPC against the unknown person at Worli Police Station, a Mumbai Police official said, adding that a search is on for the person who issued the threat.
The police said that they are looking into the case.