The hoax kept the entire police force on toes, but senior police officers avoided any panic by patiently verifying the threat and later declaring it as a hoax.
Jaipur: A man was arrested for calling up an official and threatening that a bomb had been placed at Amroodon Ka Bagh when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a crowd of nearly 2 lakh people on Saturday.
The hoax kept the entire police force on toes, but senior police officers avoided any panic by patiently verifying the threat and later declaring it as a hoax. The venue was silently searched and when no suspicious object was found, the cops heaved a sigh of relief.
The police investigated the call in a hushed up manner and declared it a hoax. The call was immediately traced and the caller was arrested. Sources said the man, a resident of Sawaimadhopur, is mentally challanged.
The police are interrogating the caller, sources said. The police sources said that the identity of the caller will be revealed soon.
More than 8,000 policemen had been deployed in and around the venue for security. More than 150 people were brought to Gandhi Nagar police station on suspicion that they were planning to disrupt the rally. They were wearing black dresses. It was suspected these people could raise slogans and demonstrate, causing a law and order situation.
Some Congress leaders alleged that the cops acted in an arbitrary manner. A legal notice was served on Congress leader Suresh Mishra on suspicion that he and his supporters were planning to protest. Mishra however denied this.