Bomb scare in Delhi: Man enters mobile store in Connaught Place, threatens to blow it up

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The man has been identified as Kamal Arya, a resident of Faridabad, Haryana. He has been arrested and is being investigated by several agencies.

New Delhi: Diwali festival was going on in a showroom in Delhi’s Connaught Place on Tuesday afternoon, when a person entered and threatened to blow up the place with a bomb.

Minutes after the Delhi Police was informed about the man, several police personnel, including the station in-charge (SHO) of Connaught Place police station, reached the showroom. He was accompanied by a bomb squad.

Police initiated necessary protocols to deal with bomb threats and apprehended the man who was later detained for questioning.

During investigation, the police identified the man as Kamal Arya, who lives in Faridabad, Haryana. He is originally from Almora, Uttarakhand. Police is still investigating the exact reason behind the threat. Kamal Arya is being investigated by various agencies along with Delhi Police.

According to reports, the man entered a mobile phone showroom (OnePlus) in Central Delhi’s Connaught Place near Rajiv Chowk metro station at around 4:15 pm on Tuesday. He soon started threatening to blow up the shop.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said that Kamal Arya claimed that he was a suicide bomber and had a bag with him. He then threatened to blow up the area by pressing the button. Later his bag was checked and no bomb was found in it.

First published:November 3, 2021, 1:56 pm

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