A youth allegedly made a hoax bomb threat call to a five-star hotel in Gurugram who turned out to be suffering from autism. The hoax call has sent a tizzy to Gurugram Police.
The police said the 24-year-old man made a hoax call as he was upset that his counsellor did not give him a chocolate as promised.
The police said the call was received on the landline number of The Leela Ambience Hotel and Residences in Gurugram
The officials said that the caller then switched off the phone. The security staff at the hotel informed the police control room police teams rushed to the spot and began a search operation.
The bomb detection and disposal squad and a dog squad, along with ambulance and fire tenders, were immediately dispatched and a search operation was launched. The area was cordoned off and as per protocol, people were evacuated from the hotel.
A technical team searched the premises, but no suspicious object was found. The entire operation lasted over 90 minutes. After the hotel was declared safe, people were let into the hotel, officials said.
The police then traced the number from where the call was made and identified the caller.
The police also found that he had made phone calls to two other prominent locations in Delhi, but disconnected the call before saying anything.
The police had initially registered an FIR against unidentified accused under IPC Section 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) at DLF phase 3 police station before the identification of the man with special needs.