Hoax call on blast near Jama Masjid

Police stand guard outside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) after a shooting incident in the old quarters of Delhi September 19, 2010. Gunmen on motorbikes shot at a tourist bus near the main mosque in the Indian capital on Sunday, wounding two Taiwanese visitors in an attack only weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games is seen as a showcase event for India as it emerges onto the global economic and diplomatic stage. Some militant groups have threatened to disrupt the Games. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TRAVEL)

Police stand guard outside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) after a shooting incident in the old quarters of Delhi September 19, 2010. Gunmen on motorbikes shot at a tourist bus near the main mosque in the Indian capital on Sunday, wounding two Taiwanese visitors in an attack only weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games is seen as a showcase event for India as it emerges onto the global economic and diplomatic stage. Some militant groups have threatened to disrupt the Games. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TRAVEL)
Police stand guard outside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) after a shooting incident in the old quarters of Delhi September 19, 2010. Gunmen on motorbikes shot at a tourist bus near the main mosque in the Indian capital on Sunday, wounding two Taiwanese visitors in an attack only weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games is seen as a showcase event for India as it emerges onto the global economic and diplomatic stage. Some militant groups have threatened to disrupt the Games. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (INDIA – Tags: CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TRAVEL)
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.