HYDERABAD: While TNIE reported a possible security breach at high profile-high security dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Advisor to US President Ivanka Trump on Tuesday night, it has emerged that the dinner was marred by a bomb threat call, that later turned out to be hoax.
The call was received by ‘Dial 108’ customer care centre of Emergency Medical and Research Institute (EMRI), an emergency ambulance service stating bombs were planted at Falaknuma Palace where PM Modi and Trump were present.
On Wednesday, the South Zone police identified the caller to be a 60-year-old, a person living with mental illness, and detained him. Later, the man named Bontha Yellaiah, a resident of Moula Ali, was shifted to mental hospital.Explaining about the incident, the South Zone DCP V Satyanarayana said that around 8.43 pm on Tuesday, 108- EMRI staff received a call from a person who was speaking in an incoherent manner claiming that a bomb was planted in Falaknuma Palace. They informed the same to the Control Rooms of all concerned wings of police including Falaknuma Police. Immediately, special teams and existing forces at Falaknuma Palace conducted thorough checks along with sniffer dogs. Later, it turned out to be a hoax call.
“The entire Falaknuma Palace was meticulously checked in the last three days and handed over to Law and Order police and the place is also being watched by police through 150 CCTVs for security reasons. Caller Yellaiah has been was discharged from the hospital recently. It was also found that he was involved in similar offence previously,’’ the DCP said.
Yellaiah is suffering from a psychological disorder. Recently, he was sent to Erragada Hospital by Malkajgiri Police after they registered a case under Section 23 of Mental Health Act and was under treatment from October 28, 2017 to November 24 in Erragadda Hospital. As per the court orders, he was discharged on November 25.“Yellaiah is a stone-cutter by profession and is addicted to liquor,’’ Satyanarayana said.