Threat Calls

  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Caller asked Nusli Wadia to stay away from the Preity-Ness case: sources June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could bring a possible twist in the case filed by Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, the business tycoon's father Nusli Wadia has alleged that he has received threat calls from underworld don asking him not to meddle with the actress' case. The Wadia Group has...
  • UP minister complains to police about threat calls from woman October 14, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Sports Minister Narad Rai has lodged a complaint with police that an unidentified woman was calling him and issuing threats. Rai told PTI that from the last few days, the woman was making absurd calls to him on his mobile number and making various threats. The minister said he was...
  • Sonu Niigaam alleges he's getting threat calls from Chhota Shakeel October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Singer-turned-actor Sonu Niigaam has approached the police alleging he has got threat calls from underworld don Chhota Shakeel. He has told police that Shakeel, a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, made several threat calls asking him to change the event management company that will handle his 2014 world...
  • Brothers arrested for making threat call to Azam Khan August 7, 2013

    Two brothers have been arrested for threatening to kill senior Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan in a bomb blast around a year ago, police said in Sambhal on Wednesday. The urban development minister had received a call on his mobile phone on May 24 last year, threatening to blow...
  • IIM-Bangalore receives hoax bomb threat May 23, 2013

    Bangalore: A telephone call about a bomb being planted in the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) on Thursday created panic with the staff and the students being evacuated from the building but it turned out to be hoax. The call received at the IIMB reception at 12 noon sent the...
  • Pooja Bhatt gets abusive, threat calls January 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has been receiving obscene and threatening calls from an unidentified man. She has filed an official complaint Wednesday at the Bandra police station here against the caller. "Have been getting threatening/obscene calls from +918308984111. The male voice, obviously inebriated, abused me and threatened to come over," Pooja...
  • WB: Judge who criticised Mamata gets threat calls August 18, 2012

    Kolkata: After he criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "corruption in judiciary" remarks, retired Calcutta High Court judge and former Lokayukta Samaresh Banerjee has complained about receiving anonymous threat calls, police said on Friday. Bidhannagar police commissioner Rajeev Kumar said that Samaresh Banerjee had filed two complaints on...
  • I'm receiving threat calls: Ex-BJP leader Sanjay Joshi July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP leader Sanjay Joshi on Monday claimed that he was receiving threat calls. He wrote to Home Minister P Chidambaram and the Delhi Police Commissioner, urging them to investigate the matter. Sanjay Joshi quit the BJP last month citing pressure from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, whom he...
  • Bangalore airport on high alert after IB tip-off June 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Bangalore airport has been put on high alert after a tip-off by the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Security has also been tightened at the Chennai airport after officials at the Bangalore airport received a mysterious call on Tuesday night warning of a threat to a Bangalore-Chennai flight. All Bangalore-Chennai flights being...
  • IGI gets bomb threat call, security alerted April 5, 2011

    New Delhi: An anonymous call received at an airline call centre threatening to explode a bomb on Tuesday sparked a security alert at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here with police sanitising the facility. The call centre of national carrier Air India received the telephone call...
  • Maharashtra CM receives threat call September 5, 2010

    Mumbai: An unidentified person called Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's bungalow claiming to be a member of the terrorist outfit al-Qaeda, police said on Saturday describing it as a "prank call" and that the prankster has been identified. The person telephoned Chavan's official residence on Friday and asked his whereabouts. "It was...
  • Man arrested for threatening Sheila Dikshit May 10, 2010

    New Delhi: A 25-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for making an anonymous call warning that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's life was in danger, police said. Veer Singh, a resident of Farsh Vihar in east Delhi, allegedly made the call on Thursday to implicate a man who was harassing...
  • Woman behind threat call to Delhi CM caught May 9, 2010

    New Delhi: A threat call over telephone to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit sent security agencies into a tizzy on Sunday, but it later turned out that a "mentally stressed" elderly woman did it as she was angry over rise in prices of essential goods. Police traced the caller, who...
  • One phone call: flight held up, couple detained February 7, 2010

    Mumbai: An Emirates flight from Mumbai to Dubai was grounded for fours hours after a man told the airline a passenger on board was a terrorist. The passenger and his wife were detained and Emirates Airlines flight EK 505 with 356 passengers left at 1404 hours for Dubai after security clearance. A...
  • Threat call for Sonia puts Kerala cops on alert December 8, 2008

    Kollam: The office of Superintendent of Police received a call on Sunday evening issuing a threat to Congress President Sonia Gandhi when she visits the state to attend the state Congress meet in Kochi on December 16. The police immediately brought the matter to the notice of the Central intelligence agencies...
  • Teen held for threatening to blow up Noida call centre October 2, 2008

    Noida: A teenager was arrested for threatening to blow up a telecom major's customer care centre in the Delhi suburb, a police official said Thursday. Ashok Tripathi, superintendent of police, said that 19-year-old Brahma Prakash alias Tinku called up the Vodafone customer care centre and threatened to blow it up on...
  • Youth detained for threatening Salman June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A young boy was detained on Monday by the police for allegedly calling up actress Katrina Kaif and threatening and abusing her companion and actor Salman Khan, police said. The youth, Ajay Vasant Giri, a resident of suburban Mulund, was nabbed following a non-cognisable complaint registered by Khan on...
  • Rakhi gets indecent SMS, threat calls June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant is in the news again. This time around, the item girl-turned-actress claims that she has been receiving indecent SMSs and threat calls from unidentified miscreants. ''Yes, I have been getting indecent SMSs and threat calls for the past four days. I do not know who...