Bomb Threat At Leela Hotel Gurgaon A Hoax, Call Traced To Autistic Man In Hospital
The bomb threat being made about Leela Hotel Gurgaon has been identified as a hoax call being made by a 24-year-old autistic man this morning. At first the phone from which the call was received initially was switched off, but several hours later, the caller was traced, and it turned out to be a man with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, admitted in a hospital in Sector 47, Gurgaon, the police said.
Before finding the call to be a hoax, it led to the evacuation of the entire place wherein sniffer dogs as well as bomb squad was being used.
“Nothing suspicious was found in the hotel premises and the call was a hoax made by a mentally challenged man. An FIR is being registered against the caller and further action will be taken as per the law,” said Virender Vij, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East).
According to the sources, the call was received in the Leela Hotel located in the Ambience Mall complex at around 11.35am in the morning. The hotel authorities immediately informed the police, wherein they dispatched bomb disposal and dog squads and made arrangements for the evacuation in the area.
“The hotel received a threat call today morning which was escalated to the local authorities. Investigating authorities followed protocols and have sanitized the hotel . We are providing full support to the investigating agencies and after a thorough check, the hotel has been cleared by authorities to resume normal operations,” a hotel spokesperson had said.