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‘Would blow up IGI airport if Kanhaiya Kumar not released’


New Delhi: A 60-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly making several hoax calls, including one in which he claimed that he would blow up the IGI airport in the national capital if JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar is not freed immediately, police said on Tuesday.

The accused, identified as Mohrram Ali, a resident of Delhi’s Brahmpuri area, allegedly made the calls using a SIM card procured in the name of a relative, whom he wanted to falsely frame. Ali believed that the relative was the reason behind her daughter’s disturbed married life, a senior official said.

On Friday, he had called up police, saying he will blow up the departure hall of Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport if Kanhaiya was not released immediately.

It emerged from the investigation that a similar hoax call was received at New Delhi railway station around two hours ago on the same day. The accused was then tracked down with the help of SIM card locator.

“Ali was aware of the JNU row and knew what sensation it could create. He also told police that he had been to jail sometime back in connection with a fight with the relative,” the senior official added.

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