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HYDERABAD: An anonymous phone call from Riyadh on Friday morning, threatening to set off a bomb in Chatrinaka without specifying the location.
This prompted the police to conduct massive searches for several hours in the area only to realise that it was a prankster's act.
Shiva Kishore Singh, 72, a retired private company employee, received the call on his residential landline phone around 7.20 a.m.
“Are you sleeping? A bomb would explode in your area soon,” the caller said in Hindi before hanging up.
The septuagenarian alerted the local police who pressed into service with sniffer dogs and bomb disposal teams in the entire Chatrinaka area.
Searches revealed that it was a false alarm. The call was traced to Riyadh but police are yet to ascertain if the call was made from a public call office or a personal phone.
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