DNA | Last Modified - Nov 04, 2011, 02:42 AM IST
Jaipur: A phone call made by a teenager alerting about imminent serial blasts in the Walled City kept the Jaipur Police on toes through out Thursday. The call, however, turned out to be hoax.
The teenager didn't stop at only a single call, but rang a couple of hours later, to test the patience of the police, asking them whether they were able to catch the three persons who had planted the bomb.
Sustained investigations, however, led the Jaipur Police in the evening to a teenager, Farooq, against whom a case of 66 Information Technology Act has been registered at Lalkothi Police Station. A native of Namak ki Mandi in old city area, Farooq works in an auto-repair shop.
Farooq called on the PCR's number at 8.29 am on Thursday and informed about bombs being planted in different parts of Walled City, between Ajmeri Gate and Chhoti Chaupar, and dared the police to save the city, if they could. Entire police machinery sprung into action and exhaustive search was carried out in the Walled City, spanning from Ajmeri Gate to Kishanpole and Chhoti Chaupar but nothing incriminating could be found by the police, bomb or sniffer dog squad.
Just when the search came to end, Farooq tested the police's patience again, calling at 10.31 am at the PCR, to ask whether the police was able to get the three people who planted the bombs or not.
Sustained investigation by the police led them to one Mohd Farooq, who now lives in Sikar district and was the real owner of the cell-phone, which he missed on Diwali night near Ajmeri Gate.
Further investigations in the old city led the police in the evening to the teenage Farooq, who confessed later.