27/02/2017 10:57 PM IST | Updated 27/02/2017 11:05 PM IST

Hoax Caller, Who Threatened To Carry Out A Bomb Blast In Modi's Rally, Arrested

A BA student from Azamgarh.

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NEW DELHI -- Additional Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police, North-West District, confirmed the arrest of a hoax caller who had threatened to carry out a bomb blast in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rally in Mau, Uttar Pradesh.

The accused, identified as Deepak, from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, is currently residing at N-22, B-83, Kaushal Puri, Azadpur, Delhi.

While investigation was underway, the Police took possession of two SIM cards and a Samsung mobile phone from him.

Deepak is a BA student at the School of Open Learning. He had earlier pursued his ITI from CB Raman Institute, Dheerpur, Delhi.

Earlier today, Delhi police control room received a hoax PCR call at 12.41 PM stating that a bomb was going to blast in Prime Minister Modi's Mau rally. Subsequently, enquiries were carried out by the police, which then led to Deepak's conviction in the case.

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