Cab Driver Tries To Fix Rival In Hoax Call Case | Mumbai News

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Mumbai: A 35-year-old aggregator cab driver who, in a bid to teach his rival a lesson and settle scores under the influence of alcohol, told the Mumbai Police control room there will be bomb blasts on the eve of the New Year in the city, was arrested by Azad Maidan police.
Police on Saturday arrested Narendra Kawle, a resident of Dharavi under IPC sections of 182, 505 (1) and 505 (2) of false information, spreading rumours and whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report. Kawle was produced before the local court which remanded him to two days’ police custody.
Police said the control room received the call on the helpline from a mobile number on Saturday morning, stating that a person was likely to carry out bomb blasts in four to five places in the city on December 30 and 31. He said that he was going to use RDX bombs.
Police, already on high alert, immediately took the call seriously and alerted senior officials and started a probe.
“The caller also asked the control room to give the number of the control room of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and after taking the number he disconnected it,’’ said an official. Police officials then tried to speak to him but he did not respond. Then a woman officer from the control room called up his mobile number and inquired. He told her that Azhar Hussain from Azamgarh in UP had left his home town to come to Mumbai to carry out the blasts. He also said he had four weapons. —S Ahmed Ali



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