Two more get cash-for-terror phone call

Meerut: Within a week of a meat trader getting a mysterious phone call from Iran offering Rs 1 crore to carry out blasts in the city, two more persons have approached the police claiming they have got similar cash for terror calls.

Even as the STF and local police were looking for clues into the first matter, Adil, a resident of Inchauli area of the district, has approached police saying that he received a call on July 17 with a person offering Rs 1.5 crore to him to carry out bomb blasts in the historic Ghantaghar area of the city.

On July 16, Vikas of nearby Baghpat district reported to police that a person calling from abroad offered him Rs 1 crore to carry out blasts in the city, police said.
A man has been offered Rs 1.5 crore to carry out bomb blasts in the historic Ghantaghar area of Meerut.

Immediately after the Mumbai blasts, meat trader Hashim Ilahi had approached the police here claiming that he received three calls from Iran offering money to carry out blasts in the city.

The Meerut Police has confirmed that the three persons received such calls from abroad.

Special DGP Brijlal said the calls could be a prank.

However, the police is not taking these calls lightly and the STF is also probing the matter along with the local police, he said.

DIG (Meerut Range) Prem Prakash said those involved in making such calls would be soon caught.