Fake bomb causes panic in Himachal Pradesh village

December 11th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Dec 11 (IANS) Panic gripped a Himachal Pradesh village in Sirmaur district for over four hours Thursday morning over the recovery of a bomb-like object, police said. “We recovered an abandoned article that looks like a bomb at Nihalgarh village near Paonta Sahib Thursday. It was attached with the shutter of a shop in the main market,” Sirmaur Additional Superintendent of Police Rani Bindhu Sachdeva told IANS.

She said a bomb-disposal squad was summoned, which found it to be a dummy bomb.

“The fake bomb contained fire-crackers, a defused battery, some wires and a defective condenser in a bottle that was neatly packed,” Sachdeva said.

She said initial investigations reveal that it was the work of some anti-social elements to trigger panic in the area.

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