It all began when Raja Mohammad from Woraiyur, a construction worker, read in the morning papers that security was tightened in several key places ahead of the independence day celebrations.
In order to find out how true the claims were, Raja dialled ‘100’ at around 10 in the morning saying Tiruchy airport, Police Commissioner’s office and Anna stadium would be blown to smithereens in no time.
The Bomb Detection and Disposal squad (BDDS) jumped into action, scanning the stadium and the airport and CoP’s office. with a hot sun keeping them company. The police were anxious as school students were rehearsing at Anna stadium for cultural events for independence day.
Three teams headed by Inspector Ramu rushed to the respective spots. Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhinav Kumar monitored the operations. The BDDS team also searched spots including the central bus stand. Since the call was made ahead of Independence day, security was beefed up everywhere. Special force was deputed at airport and the CISF kept vigil.
Police secure caller
After registering the case against the caller, the police had been tracing the whereabouts of the miscreant who made the call by tracking the phone. Police zeroed in on Raja Mohammed (42) a resident of Woraiyur. During the initial investigation, it is said, Raja Mohammed has been acting as though insane and have been telling the police that he wanted to check how alert the police were.
Security has been beefed up on the eve of Independence day celebrations at the entire Tiruchy railway division. Hundreds of Railway protection force in association with railway police have been deployed at all major railway stations, including Srirangam, Manapparai, Ariyalur and Chidhambaram.