Call from London claims bombs at Infinity Mall, creates panic

A call from London claiming that bombs had been planted at Infinity Mall in Malad (West) created panic for more than two hours on Friday afternoon.

After the police control room was alerted at around 2.30 pm, the bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) and local cops evacuated the mall, searched and cordoned it off, only to find the call was hoax. Police searched the mall for two hours, but found nothing suspicious.

Officers from the quick response team, dog squad, BDDS and Bangur Nagar police station were then deployed at the mall. Police claimed the SIM card used to make the call belonged to a telecommunication company in London and was in the name of one Hemant. They are planning to contact London authorities to track the caller.

"At 2.30 pm, we received a call from the control room about bombs being planted in the mall. Our officers rushed to the premises and vacated it,'' said Raghunath Laxman Bagul, senior inspector at Bangur Nagar police station.

"All floors of the mall were searched. However, nothing suspicious was found," he said.

This is the fifth hoax bomb call to a suburban shopping mall this year.

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