Wednesday, July 30, 2008

False alarms keep cops busy

False alarms keep cops busy
DH News Service, Bangalore:
False bomb alarms continued to keep the police on their toes in Bangalore on Tuesday as well.

Triggering panic among the public, the calls had the men in khaki rush to the spots with the bomb detection and disposal squad in tandem. A collective sigh of relief escaped crowds across Bangalore only after the squads dubbed the calls as hoaxes after thorough inspections.

In Adugodi, Mico factory officials received a call around 9:30 am, claiming that a bomb planted inside the factory premises would explode within half an hour.

After an inspection, this too turned to be a false alarm.

Another miscreant called up the principal of VV Puram College of Science and directed him to send students and staff members outside the college immediately as a bomb, kept inside the campus, would explode soon. The bomb squad could find nothing.

The same episode was re-enacted at Vasavi Vidyaniketan school in Vijaynagar and Om School in Basavanagudi. A bomb hoax call was also received at Vision Theatre near Wilson Garden.

A few passengers got panicky after they noticed a box abandoned at Yeshwanthpur railway station. The police rushed to the spot but found that it was empty.

Interestingly, a polythene bag spotted at the Wilson Garden graveyard raised the suspicions of onlookers. But later, the police found that contained only talsams.


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