16-year-old sends a hoax mail about bombing Salman Khan's house

Upon receiving the same, Mumbai Police officials along with the bomb squad reached Galaxy Apartments and evacuated the same. After a thorough four hour search, the police confirmed that the bomb threat was a hoax.

16-year-old sends a hoax mail about bombing Salman Khan's house
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Amid the busy promotions of Dabangg 3, Bollywood actor Salman Khan, received a bomb threat from a 16-year-old boy. As per reports, this lad from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh had sent a hoax e-mail to Mumbai Police, stating that a bomb would blast at the actors residence, Galaxy Apartments, located in suburban Mumbai's Bandra.

Police said that the boy the email on December 4 and has been booked for the same. An official, quoting the mail, said, “Bandra me Galaxy, Salman Khan ke ghar par agle 2 ghante me blast hoga, rok sakte ho to rok lo (In the next two hours a blast will take place at Galaxy, Salman Khan’s house, stop if u can)."

The city police was then put on high alert and  Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma (Additional Commissioner of Police - West Region) along with the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), rushed to the actor’s apartment. 

Addressing the queries, a senior police official told PTI, “The actor was not at his residence when the police team reached there. However, his family members were evacuated from the spot. The BDDS then scanned the entire apartment for nearly four hours, but did not find anything suspicious. We checked every nook and corner of his apartment as well as the building and only after that, the actor’s family was shifted back to their apartment."

Vijaylaxmi Hiremath, Senior inspector from Bandra police station, confirmed that the bomb threat was a hoax. Revealing further details she said that the mail was sent from Ghaziabad and he has been directed to appear before Bandra Police station. Upon appearing, he was arrested for the crime, where a case of the non-cognisable offence was registered. Since he is a minor, officials produced before a juvenile court and was then let off.

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