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An alert citizen called the cops to give a tip-off about bombers. After hour-long search, the Mumbai Police did manage arrest the suspected terrorists. But in the end, it turn out to be a wild goose chase. After detailed probe, the police realised that the ‘terrorists’ were actually movie extras. Now, the police is saying that the men created panic and a case has been registered against them. “We got a phone call from a security guard that two people dressed as terrorists were roaming in Palghar area,” a police official was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“During interrogation, they informed us that they are part of a shooting crew and they had taken permission for a movie's shooting from Nagar Palika. They were asked not to leave the premises in that dress but they did, so we have taken action," the official added.
The citizen, who gave the tip-off, has been identified as one Anil Mahajan. The watchman working at a local bank, who is also a former Border Security Force soldier, had on May 27 informed the police about spotting two people dressed as "bombers" roaming in Palghar near Mumbai. Besides the actors, the movie's production unit in-charge has also been booked by the police.
The two ‘bombers’ have also been identified. They are 23-year-old Balram Ginwala and 20-year-old Arbaaz Khan. They were dressed like bombers with bullet vests around them, an India Today report said.
Twitter had a field day mocking the police and the system. A local channel had posted the photo of the ‘terrorists’. The police has praised the watchman for his alertness and also felicitated him.