Bomb threat calls turns out to be hoax

Chennai, Oct 20 (UNI) Two anonymous calls stating that bombs would go
off in trains turned out to a hoax on Saturday.
Police said the Master Control Room received a SMS message early in
the morning stating that bombs would go off on the Bhagat Ki Kothi
Express, which had left Chennai Egmore for Jodhpur.
Acting swiftly, the Railway Protection Force authorities along with dog
squad and bomb detection and disposal squad personnel, halted the
train at Ennore and made a thorough search after asking the passengers
to alight. But no explosives were found and the call turned out to be
a hoax.
In another incident, a man called up the Police Control Room over phone
and said that bombs were planted in the Chennai Central-Coimbatore
Inter-City Kovai Express at 0615 hrs.
Based on the number recorded in the caller id in the phone, police
traced the caller as Naveen Kumar, who was staying at Vadapalani area
in the city.
Police sources said that ”he told his name as Naveen Kumar and that
he lived in Vadapalani, but we found his name is Praveen Kumar, a
native of Katpadi near Vellore, and he was staying in Kodambakkam.”
Employed in a private company in the city, he had planned to go to
his native place for the weekend.
Since he missed the train, which left at 0615 hrs, he called up the
control room and issued the bomb threat, assuming that the train
would be stopped, police said, adding, though he did not have any
other intention, he was detained for further questioning.