Santacruz man gets video call threatening bomb blast in India; FIR registered

A 50-year-old man who works in a clothing store and is also associated with a political party has made a complaint to police, claiming he received video calls and messages from an unknown individual who insisted on meeting the party leader party and in one of the calls the person also claimed that they wanted to carry out demolitions in India. A complaint has been made to the police, after which the police have begun investigating the details of the caller.

According to Santacruz Police, the applicant is an employee of a political party in Mumbai. On Wednesday, between 4:57 p.m. and 6:27 p.m., the complainant received a series of messages and video calls from an unknown person. In some messages, the sender asked for the party leader’s phone number. When the complainant asked the person for his name and other details, the person identified himself only as Ranjit from Bihar and said he got the complainant’s number from the internet. Ranjit also told the complainant that he also visited a hospital in Hyderabad to meet the leader but was unable to meet him there.

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Ranjit told the complainant that he was in Charminar and that it was important for him to meet the party leader. Ranjit also conducted a video call with the complainant and showed him Charminar on the call. He also sent his Aadhar card pictures by Ranjit Kumar Sahani. Finding the caller’s behavior suspicious, the complainant began recording his video call. The applicant asked him the purpose of the call, whereupon the caller claimed that he wanted to carry out bomb attacks in India. The complainant then informed the police about this on Wednesday and also shared the recorded video call with the police.

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Police on Thursday registered a case under Section 505(1)(b) (statements amounting to public mischief) alerting the public, or any segment of the public, which may induce an individual to commit a criminal offense against the state or against the public order) and 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, confirmed senior police inspector Balasaheb Tambe of Santacruz Police Station.

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