Chandigarh secretariat evacuated after bomb scare

March 19th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin  

Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) The civil secretariat of the Chandigarh union territory here was evacuated Wednesday following a bomb scare. Ram Gopal, station house officer of Sector 3 police station, told IANS that the union territory adviser’s office in Sector 9 here received a phone call around noon Wednesday, saying that there was a bomb in the building.

Adviser Pradeep Mehra was in his office when the call was received.

After receiving the phone call, the police immediately evacuated the building and started a search.

The origin of the phone call is yet to be traced.

The secretariat is located close to the headquarters of the Chandigarh Punjab police forces.

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