The man is a repeat offender, who was earlier arrested on July 28 for making a similar call.

Chennai man arrested for making 20 bomb hoax calls to CMs officeImage for representation
news Crime Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:35

Chennai police arrested a man for making a hoax call to the police control room claiming that a bomb will explode at the Chief Minister’s residence. On inquiry, it came to light that the man had made 19 more hoax calls to the control room on the same day.

According to reports, the police control room received a call from a man around 8.30 pm on Wednesday, who said that a bomb will explode at the residence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. The police had also responded to the call by increasing the number of security personnel at the premises and by conducting searches in the compound. While the information turned out to be a hoax, the accused made 19 more calls to the police, claiming that a bomb will explode.

The cyber cell police identified the man as Vinod Kumar and arrested him. Vinod lives in Parasakthi Nagar, Selaiyur and works as a driver. On investigation, he claimed that he made these calls because his wife was missing for a few days and that when he approached the police to file a complaint, they did not take his complaint seriously. It was also revealed that since he had made all the calls through his mobile phone, it was easy for the police to trace him and his location. The Wednesday’s call, which landed him in jail, was also made on his cell phone allegedly when he was drunk. He was remanded to judicial custody and sent to Puzhal.

In July, Vinod was arrested for making hoax call warning of a bomb blast in the Chief Minister’s house. He was let off on bail.

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