Staff Reporter

Claimed bomb had been planted on Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi

Made the call fearing he would miss the train

Train stopped at Narela for search

NEW DELHI: A young man has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on charges of making a hoax call claiming that a bomb had been planted on board the Delhi-Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express here on Friday.

The accused has been identified as Jagdeep Singh, a resident of Tilak Nagar. According to the police, he was to board the train on Friday morning. Fearing that he would miss the train, he allegedly made the hoax call through his mobile phone around 7-30 a.m.

Before the police were informed about the call, the train had left the station. The train driver was then instructed to stop at Narela, following which all the passengers were evacuated from the train and the bogies searched by the bomb detection and disposal squad. However, no explosives were found. The police later tracked down Jagdeep and arrested him.

In another case on Saturday morning, the police received a call claiming that a bomb had been planted in a school at Sangam Vihar. The bomb detection squad searches the premises, but in vain.

Investigations revealed that a Class VII student of the school had made the hoax call to stall a parents-teachers meeting. The student was reprimanded and let off.