In a shocking incident, a teenage boy was booked by the UP’s Ghaziabad police station after he sent a hoax mail to the Bandra police station, claiming that a bomb was set to go off at Salman Khan’s residence.
As per a national daily report, the 16-year-old boy, in his email to the Mumbai Police, said that a bomb was scheduled to go off within the next two hours from the time of sending the mail at Salman’s house Galaxy Apartments in Bandra.
The email sent by the boy reads, “Bandra me Galaxy, Salman Khan ke ghar par agle 2 ghante me blast hoga, rok sakte ho to rok lo (Within the next two hours, a bomb blast will occur at Salman Khan’s residence at the Galaxy Apartments in Bandra. Stop it if you can).”
Immediately after the mail was sent on December 4, a bomb squad along with the police officials were sent to Salman’s house. Salman was not at home when the police arrived at his residence.
After evacuating his family – parents Salim and Salma Khan, and his sister Arpita – from the apartment, the BDDS team and other police officials thoroughly searched Galaxy for four hours.
An officer was quoted as saying to a national daily, “We checked every nook and corner of his apartment, and the building, which took us around three to four hours. Only after that, the family was shifted back to their apartment.”
After Mumbai Police discovered that the email was indeed a hoax, the sender was tracked. A team of police officials, soon after, headed to Ghaziabad while the boy shielded himself at the Tis Hazari Court.
While the boy was away, the police met his elder brother in Ghaziabad. After explaining the case to him, he convinced the boy to return home. The boy, thereafter, was served a notice to present himself before the Bandra police.
“The teenager came to the police station and we produced him before the juvenile court. We filed a final report (charge sheet) against him (for a non-cognizable offense) after which the court allowed him to go,” the police inspector added.