In the past, there have been instances of people ‘joking’ about being suicide bombers at airports and sending fake bomb reports out of jealousy at a friend’s success. But such acts are totally not cool. Apart from causing panic, they result in a wastage of time and resources.
According to NDTV, on February 28, 4.12 pm, Twitter user Sanjeev Singh Gurjar reported a bomb threat on the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express which leaves the capital at 4.10 pm.
Subsequently, at 5.15 pm, the Superintendent of Government Railway Police, Agra, tweeted that the train had been stopped at Dadri railway station in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida. Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force swung into action and searched the train with the help of a bomb disposal squad and a dog squad, reports Zee News.
According to News18, the report turned out to be a hoax and at 7.16 pm he shared another post saying, “I made that tweet under mental stress. My brother’s train was delayed by over four hours and I was very angry about it. I want to apologize to the government.”
Legal action will be taken against the man for creating a fake bomb scare, informed a railway official by saying, “Investigation started by the railways’ IT cell and appropriate action will taken.”
We hope that he faces adequate punishment so that no one else takes the matter of safety lightly in the future.