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Posted at: Jun 12, 2019, 7:56 AM; last updated: Jun 12, 2019, 7:56 AM (IST)

Hoax bomb call puts city police personnel on alert

16-year-old from Tarn Taran caught for misleading police

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 11

A hoax bomb call left the city police on high alert here on Monday evening. A search operation was launched at many places while vehicles were also checked, but the police found nothing. Later, the police arrested a teenager from Tarn Taran for allegedly misleading the police and creating a bomb scare. Appropriate action has been initiated against him, the police said.

Police Commissioner SS Srivastava on Tuesday released a statement and issued a warning to those who mislead the police and create a troublesome atmosphere by making hoax calls.

According to information, the city police got a call at its helpline (112). The caller informed about presence of a time bomb in a green garbage dump. Though the duty officer sought his name, he did not tell.

Taking a serious note of the information, the police force was put on alert immediately and a search operation was launched in the city. Finding no truth in the information, the police dialed the mobile number and found it switched off. Immediately, the police identified the owner of the number and further investigation revealed that the hoax call was made by a 16-year-old boy of Manochahal village in Tarn Taran.

He confessed his crime and said he had used the mobile number of his mother to give wrong information.

Police Commissioner SSSrivastava said appropriate action would be taken against him. He warned people against indulging in such activities which could created panic.

Bomb scare

Police received a call from a Tarn Taran boy on 112. The boy told the police about a time bomb in a garbage dump. A search operation was launched, but nothing suspicious was found. Later, the boy was caught.

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