On January 6, the Maharashtra police got a call from an unknown person, claiming to carry out multiple bomb blasts at popular places in Mumbai, including Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan’s house ‘Mannat’ located in Bandra. It created havoc and the police immediately acted upon the call.
The number of the unidentified caller was traced to an address in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district. The Maharashtra Police immediately got in touch with Jabalpur police and gave them the details. The police have now arrested a man named Jitesh Thakur from his residence in Jabalpur’s Ganganagar area.
CSP Alok Sharma said, “We received a call from the Maharashtra police saying that a call claiming to carry terrorist attacks was made from Jabalpur. They sought our help in arresting the man. We have picked him up and have booked him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.”
“When we arrested him, we found that he is a regular offender. In the past too, he has made drunk fake calls on the CM Helpline and Dial 100,” added the CSP.
When asked about the motive behind his call, CSP told, “He does not have any motive. He often gets drunk and then makes these calls. We found out that his married life has not been going smooth because of which he has been disturbed lately.”
The accused has been booked under sections 182, 505 and 506 of the IPC. He is currently in the custody of Jabalpur police and would soon be presented in front of the magistrate. Meanwhile, the Maharastra police will soon reach Jabalpur to take him into their custody.