Bomb hoax at Chandigarh bus terminus

March 13th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, March 12 (IANS) An anonymous call threatening of a bomb blast at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Sector-17, the commercial hub of Chandigarh, kept police busy for about two hours but it turned out to be hoax.
According to police, an unidentified man called up the fire brigade emergency number (101) and said he had planted a bomb at the ISBT. He repeated the call two-three minutes later.

“The police immediately pressed into action. Besides heavy police force, we also called in a bomb detection squad, bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs at the ISBT. Our search operation went on for nearly two hours but we did not find anything objectionable there,” Ramesh Chand Sharma, station house officer of the Sector-17 police station, told IANS.

“The calls were made from a mobile phone and we are trying to trace it. Right now, that number is switched off. Due to late hours there was no rush at ISBT so we did not need to evacuate the premises.”

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