Mumbai: A hoax mail sent by a 16-year-old boy from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh about a bomb threat at Salman Khan's Galaxy Apartments in Bandra had put the Mumbai Police on high alert. 

The mail which was sent by the teenager to the Mumbai Police on December 4 read, "Bandra me Galaxy, Salman Khan ke ghar par agle 2 ghante me blast hoga, rok sakte ho to rok lo (There will be a blast at Galaxy, Salman Khan's house in the next two hours. Try to stop it if you can)." 

Reacting immediately to the mail sent on December 4, several police officers including Manoj Kumar Sharma, additional commissioner of police, and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) rushed to Salman's residence.

However, actor Salman was not at home when the police arrived at his Galaxy Apartment in Bandra. The police evacuated the Khan family, his parents Salim and Salma Khan, and sister Arpita from the apartment, and the BDDS team and other police officials searched the apartment for four hours.

"We checked every nook and corner of his apartment, and the building, which took us around three to four hours. Only after that, the family was shifted back to their apartment," an officer from the Bandra police station was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

The Mumbai police discovered that the email was indeed a hoax and tracked the sender. A team of police officials, soon after, headed to Ghaziabad while the boy shielded himself at the Tis Hazari Court.

Senior PI Hiremath from the Bandra police station was quoted as saying, “Once we discovered the threat was a hoax, we tracked the culprit through technical intelligence and found that it was a minor boy from Ghaziabad. Accordingly, a team was dispatched to Ghaziabad.”

“The teenager came to the police station and we produced him before the juvenile court. We filed a final report (charge sheet) against him (for a non-cognizable offence) after which the court allowed him to go,” mentioned Hiremath.