Google’s Mumbai office received a threat call on Monday claiming that a bomb was placed at google’s Pune office, according to police. One person has been arrested in Hyderabad.
Google’s Pune office was put on alert following the threat call that turned out to be a hoax, police said Pune police and the bomb detection and disposal Squad reached the spot and carried out searches.
“The office, located on the 11th floor of a multi-storey commercial building in Pune’s Mundhwa area, received a call late Sunday night that a bomb was kept in the office premises,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone V) Vikrant Deshmukh said.
The man who reportedly made the call admitted that he called when he was in an inebriated state. He has been traced to Hyderabad and was arrested, police added.
The company officials lodged a complaint with the BKC police who registered an FIR against the person Indian Penal Code Sections 505(1)(B) (intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public) and 506 (criminal intimidation).