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Hoax calls keep Faridabad on toes

india Updated: Dec 24, 2008 23:52 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
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There seems to be no end to hoax bomb calls in Faridabad. On Wednesday evening, another bomb hoax, this time in the posh Sector 16 market, created panic—forcing people to flee and sending police into a tizzy.

Around 4.05 pm, someone called the police control room in Faridabad and threatened to bomb the Sector 16 market in 10 minutes.

The policeman who received the call informed his seniors. Senior police officers, including three Deputy Superintendents of Police, rushed to the market with dog squads and additional forces.

The market was immediately cordoned and vehicles checked. Shopkeepers downed their shutters and people fled to the safety of their homes. It took the police three hours to scan the entire market. "Nothing objectionable was found in the area," the police said.

On December 15, a similar bomb hoax — that time in the mini-secretariat in Sector 12 — had created panic in the area.

Wednesday's bomb hoax in Faridabad was the 11th one.

The police are yet to trace the caller who created a scare on Wednesday.

"We are in the process of tracing the caller who made the hoax call on Wednesday," a police officer said.