Scream­ing ‘bomb’ at Metro sta­tion lands duo in prison

Staff had to get all com­muters off the train and get it thor­oughly checked be­fore giv­ing the all-clear

Mid Day - - City - FAIZAN KHAN AND SURAJ OJHA mail­bag@mid-day.com

TWO car­pen­ters have landed them­selves in jail for scream­ing “bomb” ‘for fun’ at a metro sta­tion on Thurs­day. They were also sus­pected to be drunk at the time. The po­lice ar­rested them for mak­ing com­muters panic at And­heri metro sta­tion.

The ar­rested ac­cused have been iden­ti­fied as Yogesh Chaurasiya, 41, and Ch­habindas Vish­wakarma, 56, both car­pen­ters and res­i­dents of Sak­i­naka’s Chan­di­vli area.

Mukund Pawar, se­nior in­spec­tor, And­heri po­lice sta­tion, said, “We ar­rested the ac­cused un­der Sec­tion 67 of the Delhi Metro Act. On Fri­day, they were pro­duced be­fore court and then granted bail.”

A po­lice of­fi­cer said, “While alight­ing from the train at And­heri metro sta­tion, the ac­cused first spoke about a bomb to each other. Then on the plat­form, they started shout­ing loudly, “bomb, bomb” trig­ger­ing panic among most of the other pas­sen­gers.

The staff of the Metro, who were stand­ing at the plat­form, in­formed se­nior of­fi­cials about the ruckus. They then asked ev­ery com­muter to get off the train and the area was checked thor­oughly with the help of a snif­fer dog. But, after around 15 min­utes, when they found noth­ing, they asked pas­sen­gers to board the train and let it con­tinue.”

The staff then in­formed the po­lice, who de­tained the ac­cused. After an in­quiry, the duo told the po­lice that they had boarded the train from Versova sta­tion and shouted about the bomb for fun. The in­ves­ti­ga­tors who ar­rested them also be­lieve that they were un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.

‘After they duo screamed, the staff of the Metro, who were stand­ing at the plat­form, in­formed se­nior of­fi­cials about the ruckus. They then asked ev­ery com­muter to get off the train and the area was checked thor­oughly with the help of a snif­fer dog. But, after around 15 min­utes, when they found noth­ing, they asked pas­sen­gers to board the train and let it con­tinue’ A po­lice of­fi­cer

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