Before PM visit, bomb hoax call by taxi driver creates panic in BKC

15 Oct 2023
Daily News

A taxi driver in Mumbai, India, was arrested for making a bomb hoax call to the police, causing panic in a building at the Bandra-Kurla Complex.
Mumbai: A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Saturday, a phone call about a bomb being planted in a parking lot of MMRDA building in the E-block of Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) panicked the authorities. After investigation, it turned out that a 30-year-old taxi driver Binesh Mayaram Yadav had made the bomb hoax call to police. He was arrested within an hour from the building premises on Friday and produced before the court on Saturday. PM Modi arrived at the Jio World Centre at G-block, BKC on Saturday to inaugurate the 141st International Olympic Committee (IOC) session.
The bomb threat created panic in the entire area on Friday evening as the corporate employees were leaving for home, including MMRDA commissioner Sanjay Mukherjee. A call was received on the building’s broadband at the time, alerting the recipient that there was a bomb in a car parked in the building and that they should vacate the building at the soonest.
The workers in the building started running out of there in panic. When some of the security personnel decided to go towards the parking lot, they met Yadav who told them he saw a boy plant a time bomb in one of the cars. One of the security guards then informed the police control room,” said an officer from the BKC police