A bomb threat call was received at a mall, theatre and a five star hotel in Mumbai leaving Mumbai Police in a tizzy.
The police said that false information about terror attacks was received.
Around 10.30pm a phone call was received in the police control room of a neighbouring city from a person who identified himself as a central agency official, said the police officer, who added that the caller had named public places that he said would be attacked.
Several officers from the Sahar police in Andheri (east), the Amboli police in Jogeshwari (east), the Juhu police in Vile Parle (west) and the Bangur Nagar police in Goregaon (west) then searched places including the mall, the theatre and the hotel.
The anti-terror cells at police stations, local crime branch units, the Anti-terrorism Squad, the bomb detection and disposal squad and the Central Industrial Security Force.
After searching all the premises, the call was ascertained to be a hoax.
The police are trying to identify the hoax caller and proceed with action against him/her.