Gurgaon's hoax caller rings again, lands behind bars

Both calls made from Odisha number, owner had lost phone

A day after a phone call about bombs in Gurgaon turned out to be hoax, the control room of Delhi Police received a call about a bomb planted at Arcadia Complex in Gurgaon Sector 49 on Thursday.

This call also turned out to be hoax after Delhi Police informed Haryana Police.Police said search operations were conducted for about five hours.

On Thursday, Haryana Police also arrested a man from north-west Delhi’s Karala village for allegedly making the phone calls. Both the calls were made from the same mobile number.

The accused has been identified as 29-year-old Sunny Sharma. He is a salesman with a dry fruit outlet at Vyapar Kendra in Gurgaon’s Sushant Lok, which was one of the two places under bomb threat on Wednesday.

In Gurgaon, Sunny had rented a room at Jharsa village in Sector 32. Sources said after Wednesday’s call to the control room of Haryana Police, Sunny made a similar call at the Delhi Police control room on Thursday to see how Delhi Police reacted.

During interrogation, Sunny told police that he wanted to see if police were reliable enough when it comes to tackling such situations. He confessed that he was amused to find he had succeeded on Wednesday, and repeated the prank on Thursday.

When the mobile number was tracked by Gurgaon Police after Wednesday’s episode, it turned out to be registered in Odisha.

A man named Saroj Kumar Malik was identified as the owner of the number.He was contacted, but he told police that he had lost his phone along with the SIM card near Sushant Lok on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Sunny’s location was tracked and he was nabbed in Karala village.The mobile phone and the SIM card were also recovered. He told police that he had made Wednesday’s call from his shop in Sushant Lok and then went to his house in Karala village.

Sunny has been booked under sections 182 (false information) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code.

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