Man detained for making hoax call about bomb in Parliament

Man detained for making hoax call about bomb in Parliament

Police have detained a 40-year-old man who was a resident of Jyoti Nagar in northeast Delhi for making a hoax call about a bomb lying in a car on Parliament premises on Tuesday evening. The man was being questioned by the police about the motive of making the call.

“We have detained the caller, and are questioning him about the motives of making that call,’’ said  Jatin Narwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi).

The call was made at 6.15 pm, triggering panic in the area and sending the security agencies into a tizzy.

Search operations began immediately after the call, with several police teams and bomb disposal squad rushing to Parliament House, followed by fire tenders, said police.

After an extensive search operation, it was confirmed by police that no bomb or explosive was found on Parliament premises.

“We received a call claiming that a bomb is lying in a car in the Parliament premises. We searched the Parliament premises for almost two hours, but didn’t find any bomb or explosive,” Narwal said.

The national capital is on high alert and security has been stepped up following the terror attack in Pathankot. Intelligence inputs have been received by police about the presence of two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad key members in the city.