Mumbai Police arrests teen for posting fake blast news

Mumbai, Feb 8 (FN Agency) A 19- year-old youth from Haryana was arrested by city police for allegedly posting a tweet about bomb blasts at some multiplexes in the city which later turned out to be a hoax, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber) Rashmi Karandikar said here on Monday arrested youth Banwari Singh, who had also tagged the Mumbai Police and their commissioner in his tweet posted on January 22, with a fake account of ‘‘Commando Singh’’. According to police, in his twitter account, he said that explosions would take place in seven multiplexes where Hindi film “Madam Chief Minister” was screened in suburban Malad and Andheri, and Vasai in neighbouring Palghar district.

After the police came to know about the message, they carried out checks at various multiplexes and later declared it as a hoax tweet, the official said. In the meantime, the accused deleted the tweet. The police here registered a case and their cyber cell started a search for the accused, who was arrested from Haryana last week and his mobile phone was seized from which the accused had tweeted the message.