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Youth held for hoax call of terror attack on Obama in Goa

January 23, 2015 02:47 IST

A 19-year-old youth from Goa has been arrested for making a hoax call to Delhi Police, warning them of a terror attack on United States President Barack Obama. The youth, Nesh Steve Coutinho, from South Goa district, also claimed that 'terrorists' had planned to kill Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar too, the Goa police said on Wednesday.

Coutinho made the call to the Delhi police control room at around 7 AM yesterday purportedly saying that he has recorded a conversation of terrorists plotting an attack on
Obama during his upcoming India visit, Superintendent of Police (South) Shekhar Prabhudesai said.

They had a van and two bullet motorcycle, and Coutinho said he overheard them talking about a terrorist act on Rajpath, New Delhi, on January 26 and ‘to kill the DM’ and bring "Khalid Faisel, as in-charge" and to see ‘who can save India’.

He also claimed that he saw the youths firing two rounds in the air from a gun. Coutinho has handed over his mobile phone with a fake recording of conversation of 'terrorists' and a gunshot to the police. He had created it on his laptop, the police said.

Prabhudesai said Coutinho's motive was to gain publicity. He also told the police that he wanted to participate in the Republic Day parade, Prabhudesai said.

The state police said in a statement that TCoutinho told an officer of the Delhi police that he spotted three suspicious-looking youths opposite Panzorconi petrol pump on NH 17 in his village when he was out for morning walk.

They had a van and two bullet motorcycle, and Coutinho said he overheard them talking about a terrorist act on Rajpath, New Delhi, on January 26 and ‘to kill the DM’ and
bring ‘Khalid Faisel, as in-charge’ and to see ‘who can save India’.

He also claimed that he saw the youths firing two rounds in the air from a gun.
Coutinho has handed over his mobile phone with a fake recording of conversation of 'terrorists' and a gunshot to the police. He had created it on his laptop, the police said.

Prabhudesai said Coutinho's motive was to gain publicity. He also told the police that he wanted to participate in the Republic Day parade, Prabhudesai said.

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