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Mumbai cops receive hoax call of explosives-laden tanker heading to Goa

The Mumbai Police on Sunday received a call claiming an explosives-laden tanker was headed towards Goa, an official said, adding the call turned out to be a hoax.

Mumbai cops receive hoax call of explosives-laden tanker heading to Goa

An unidentified person called up the Director General of the Police control room in Mumbai in the afternoon and said a tanker filled with explosives was on the Mumbai-Goa highway.

Press Trust of India Mumbai

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The Mumbai Police on Sunday received a call claiming an explosives-laden tanker was headed towards Goa, an official said, adding the call turned out to be a hoax.
An unidentified person called up the Director General of the Police control room in Mumbai in the afternoon and said a tanker filled with explosives was on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
Police intercepted the tanker, whose description was given by the caller, at Sangameshwar, 290 km from Mumbai, in Ratnagiri district, the official said.
Police checked the tanker but didn't find any suspicious material and allowed it to proceed with the onward journey, he added.
Further investigation is underway.

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Topics : Mumbai Goa

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First Published: Jul 23 2023 | 9:50 PM IST

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