Khar station put on alert after bomb threat, turns out to be hoax

Khar station put on alert after bomb threat, turns out to be hoax
An unidentified person called on the landline number of Khar police station on Sunday evening, claiming that a bomb was planted at the railway station (Picture: India Rail Info)

Security at Khar station in Mumbai was beefed up after an unidentified international caller warned about a bomb planted at the station premises.

According to officials, an unidentified person called on the landline number of Khar police station on Sunday evening, claiming that a bomb was planted at the railway station. The Khar road station comes under the Western Railway.

Following the call, security arrangements at the station were heightened and a thorough check was conducted. However, nothing suspicious was found.

The call, which officials say was made from North America, was later declared as a hoax.

A case has been registered in the matter and a probe to trace the caller is underway.

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