Chennai: A 45 -year-old man was arrested by the city police for making a hoax bomb threat call to the police control room on Monday morning.
Police said, Veerakumar, who works in a private company in the city had made the call in an inebriated state.
A police officer said, on Monday at around 7 pm, the police control room received a call in which a man identifying himself as Veerakumar claimed that he overheard another man over the phone stating that he would carry out a bomb blast in the city, and that the explosives were loaded in a two-wheeler box. Besides, police said, Veerakumar also spelt the number of the two-wheeler.
When police control room dialed Veerakumar's number back, a woman in her early 40's picked up the call and said that Veerakumar was her husband and that he had made the call under the influence of alcohol, and there were no bombs. Tracing the call, police nabbed him from his residence in Maraimalai Nagar near Kancheepuram.
The man was taken into custody and investigations revealed that on Friday night when Veerakumar was coming home on his bike, he collided head-on with another two-wheeler. The two boys on the other bike allegedly took Veerakumar's two-wheeler, and asked him to pay Rs 5,000 to get his bike back.
To take revenge on them, he made the bomb threat call to the control room and gave police his vehicle number. Maraimalai Nagar police registered a case and arrested him. He was later remanded in judicial custody....