Troubled man makes a hoax bomb threat to delay his court case
A 52-year-old man was arrested on Monday for making a call and claiming that a court in Mumbai’s western suburb was rigged with a bomb.
The man, identified as Sandip Baria, called the police control room and informed them that a bomb had been placed at the Borivali 24th Court.
The police immediately began an investigation into the matter and traced the call to a telephone booth near Grant Road station. Further, CCTV footage helped the cops nab Baria from Nalasopara.
When the cops questioned him, Baria accepted the allegations and revealed that he made the call because he was irked by the court’s speedy proceedings of his case. Because the court was giving out dates at timely intervals, Baria was forced to pay fees accordingly and his frustration led him to make the call. His intention was to simply delay the court’s proceedings and making a bomb threat was the best way he thought he could achieve it.
Police have registered a case against him at Borivali police station and booked him under the relevant section of the IPC.
Given that there’s already a case against Baria for cheating and impersonating public servants, his hoax call has only added to his troubles.