Mumbai: Mumbai Police received a threatening phone call on Saturday evening claiming that there would be blasts in the city, officials said. Police are investigating several places but till now nothing suspicious has been found. Police are also trying to find out the details of the caller.
Meanwhile, security has been heightened in the city ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
However, the caller was quickly located by the police in Amravati, where they discovered that he was mentally disturbed. As a result, no arrests were made, according to an Amravati police official.
The 32-year-old male, who resides within the Raja Peth police station borders, has a mental illness. He claimed to have contacted the state police’s 112 emergency helpline on Saturday night.
The caller ended the conversation after claiming that there would be a bombing in Mumbai. According to authorities, the individual is receiving psychiatric care since he is mentally unstable.
Heightened Security Citywide
The threat call is made before of the dazzling New Year’s Eve events that are planned for the entire city. To make sure Mumbaikars have a safe and secure New Year’s Eve, the Mumbai police and other security agencies are on the scene.
2,051 police officers, 11,500 constables, 45 assistant commissioners of police, and 22 deputy commissioners of police will be stationed across the city on New Year’s Eve. In addition, in preparation for New Year’s Eve, State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) platoons, Quick Response Teams (QRT), RCP security services, and Homeguards would be stationed throughout Mumbai.
Satyanarayan Chaudhary, Joint Commissioner of Police, Law & Order, Mumbai, stated, “For December 31, we have made elaborate security arrangements in the Mumbai city. Our officers and police personnel have been deployed at all important locations. More than 2,000 police officers and around 13,000 policemen will be deployed for that. Beyond that, all our important places will be covered through our CCTVs. We have requested hotel owners to follow the norms and rules laid down by the government order or the Mumbai police.”
Nakabandi At Various Places
Additionally, the police will do nakabandi in a number of Mumbai locations. To monitor security, the police will erect checkpoints and patrol populated locations. On December 31, 2023, the Mumbai police will begin specific programs aimed at curbing hit-and-run accidents and enforcing traffic laws. The Mumbai police will also look into offenders and groups that engage in anti-social behavior.