Mumbai Police Receives ‘Serial Bomb Blast’ Threat Call On New Year Eve

Mumbai Police carried out searches at several key public places and installations across the city, however, no explosive devices or anything suspicious was found.

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The Mumbai Police was alerted after receiving a call about serial blasts in the city, which turned out to be hoax. 

An anonymous had informed caller on Saturday evening about the serials blasts, reported ANI.

"Mumbai Police Control received a threat call on Saturday evening, around 6. The caller claimed that there would be serial blasts in Mumbai before hanging up," the report quoted an official as having said.

Subsequently, the police carried out searches at several key public places and installations across the city. However, no explosive devices or anything suspicious was found.

"Police are currently trying to find out the details of the caller," the report quoted an official as saying.

The report added that a further investigation is underway.

Earlier, on December 27, the Jaipur airport authority received an email with the sender threatening to blow up the airport.

After receiving the threat email, terminal manager Anurag Gupta filed a complaint at the Jaipur Airport police station.

The airport authority informed the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) and other security officials, following which a search operation was launched at the airport.

Mumbai Police on alert to thwart untoward incident on New Year:

Over 15,000 policemen, including personnel from the state reserve police force (SRPF) and quick response teams (QRTs), will be deployed across the city to prevent any untoward incidents on New Year’s Eve, HT reported.

It said the Mumbai traffic police have made arrangements for vehicular movement and prevention of accidents. 

It added the police will patrol and take action against motorists violating traffic norms and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Over 5,000 CCTV cameras installed at strategic points and important junctions will help the officials monitor the streets, it said.

The report mentioned that the police will also carry out nakabandi at 121 crucial points across the city, including the entry and exit points. 
Besides, the report said popular tourist destinations and places where there are chances of maximum footfall like beaches in the city will see heavy police bandobast.