Police and security agencies were sent in a tizzy over a call which later turned out to be hoax, about a bomb blast near historic Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, in the evening today.
“A PCR call was received at 5.17 PM today where the caller said that there had been a bomb blast and 50 people were reportedly injured. When the local police checked, the call was found to be a hoax,” DCP (PCR) R K Singh said.
The caller, a man, while calling the PCR claimed that the several persons were injured in the blast. The entire area was scanned after the call although the call was found to be a hoax.
Police said that the caller was traced to Seelampur. Through the mobile number, the caller was identified as one Chaudhary Bangad and police was trying to nab him.