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Jaipur: Man arrested for bomb hoax at Rajasthan chief minister residence

The accused, Parmesh Meena, called up the police control room around 8.30 pm and told the operator that a bomb had been placed inside the CM residence and it would explode soon.

Staff Writer | June 8, 2018 | Last Updated:
June 11, 2018 11:56 am
bomb hoax at chief minister residence

A police team scanning the entrance of chief minister's residence after a bomb hoax call made to the police control room in Jaipur

Jaipur: A 23-year-old man, identified as Parmesh Meena, was arrested for making a bomb hoax call to the police control room, claiming that explosives had been planted inside the chief minister (CM) residence in Jaipur on Thursday. The bomb hoax created panic among cops and administration as the Civil Lines Road where the CM residence is situated was sealed for three hours and teams of bomb disposal and dog squads scanned every nook and corner of the building and the surrounding area before declaring the call a hoax.

The accused, Parmesh Meena, called up the police control room around 8.30 pm and told the operator that a bomb had been placed inside the CM residence and it would explode soon. The police control room immediately informed the senior police officers and all the agencies including ATS and intelligence bureau. Police personnel from Jaipur police commissionerate, ATS and Quick Response Team (QRT) immediately rushed to the spot and cordoned off the entire area.

A search operation was launched for three hours. The dog squad and bomb disposal squad searched for any suspicious object, but nothing was found. The police officials later declared the bomb as hoax.

Parmesh had called up the police control room from a mobile phone and he destroyed the SIM after making the call. He then went to Jal Mahal to take a stroll from where he was arrested.

The police are trying to find out as to why Parmesh made the bomb hoax call.

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