Bomb hoax at Delhi’s Sai Baba temple

May 15th, 2008 - 10:44 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Delhi Police Thursday evening received an anonymous call threatening to blow up the Sai Baba Temple in south Delhi, though it turned out to be a hoax. “There was panic when an anonymous caller called around 5 p.m. threatened to blow up the temple at the Lodi Colony,” a police official said.

The police soon cordoned off the temple complex and searched its premises.

“The temple had a huge crowd since it is Thursday. The devotees were immediately asked to evacuate the temple. After conducting a thorough search for more than an hour the call was declared to be hoax,” the official said.

The police were now trying to trace the caller.

In 2007, the police control room had received a total of 6,370 hoax calls.

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