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Mumbai Bomb Threat: Bomb scare at CSMT, Dadar, Byculla, Amitabh Bachchan’s residence | Mumbai News

Mumbai Bomb Threat: Bomb scare at CSMT, Dadar, Byculla, Amitabh Bachchan’s residence | Mumbai News, the vie

(This story was first published in Maharashtra Times on August 7, 2021)
MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police on Friday night went into a tizzy after they received a call from an unknown person claiming that bombs have been placed at four prime locations across the city.
Cops received the anonymous phone call around 8.53pm on the emergency 100 phone number. The caller claimed that four bombs have been placed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar, and Byculla railway stations, as well as at actor Amitabh Bachchan‘s bungalow.
As soon as the information was received, police launched an operation to trace the caller. However, when contacted again, the person rebuffed the police and asked them to ‘not disturb’ him.
“I only shared the information that I had,” he said, and switched off his mobile phone.
Following a massive search operation at all the four locations, security agencies did not find anything suspicious.
However, the bomb squad and police have been asked to stay on alert.
Senior officers of the Mumbai Police are monitoring the situation.
Chief public relations officer (CPRO) of the Central Railway, Shivaji Sutar, informed that the railway police had also conducted searches at CSMT’s ticket counter, waiting area, stalls, and platforms after getting the information. Some parts of the railway station premises were vacated.
The Mumbai Crime Branch’s CIU (Crime Intelligence Unit) later update that it has detained two persons. They are being questioned in connection with the hoax phone call, officials said.
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