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Security increased at Mumbai’s Khar railway station after bomb hoax

Security was beefed up at suburban Khar railway station on Sunday evening, after an unidentified caller from North America claimed that a bomb was planted there, police said Monday.

However, the call turned out to be a hoax. An unidentified person called on the landline number of Khar police station Sunday evening, claiming that a bomb was planted at the railway station, which comes under Western Railway, an official said.

Security was beefed up at the railway station and a thorough check was conducted, but nothing suspicious was found, he said, adding that the call was then declared as hoax.

He said the call was made from North America. A case has been registered against the unidentified caller, the official added.


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