Calangute Police have arrested one young lady for making a hoax call regarding a bomb being kept In a popular restaurant at Calangute.
As per PI Jivba Dalvi a call was received to Police Control Room, Panaji from a lady caller on 05/03/2019 at around 01:15 am in morning informing that a bomb was kept in a popular restaurant at Calangute beach.
Accordingly PI Jivba Dalvi and staff rushed to the spot and within minutes evacuated the restaurant and the surrounding premises without creating panic among the public. The quick reaction team of the Anti Terrorist Squad also was called at the spot. PI Dalvi and staff consisting of PSI Sitaram Malik without waiting for the Bomd disposal squad themselves conducted preliminary search of the premises and looked for any suspicious material. Further the services of the Bomb Disposal Squad and the Dog Squad were obtained and a sabotage check was carried out and finally it was confirmed that their was no any bomb placed.
Further PI Dalvi obtained the subscriber details of the caller and a thorough check of the surrounding area hotels was carried out and based on the clues the caller was found staying in a nearby hotel along with her friend.
Police brought her to the police station wherein she was thoroughly interrogated by PI Dalvi during which she disclosed that she had made a hoax call to make the restaurant management suffer losses by shutting it down as she and her freind had an argument with a waiter.
The lady caller has been identified as Ms. Rangoli D/o Paresh Patel, age 23 yrs, R/o Malad West, Mumbai.
Police immediately registered an offence under section 182, 505(1)(b) & 506 IPC and place the lady under arrest. The mobile phone used to make the hoax call has been taken into custody by the police.
Further investigation is in progress with PSI Sitaram Malik, Jatin Potdar under the supervision of PI Jivba Dalvi and SP North Smt. Chandan Choudhary IPS.