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Police searches caller who threatened to blow up Taj

india Updated: Dec 23, 2008 01:17 IST
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Chhattisgarh police is in a fix about the where-about of a person who had called up Chandigarh and threatened to blow up Hotel Taj, two days days ago.

As the call was traced to Pandatarai in Kawardha district, a remote village, some 200 kilometers from, Raipur, separate police teams are on the haunt to nab the caller. But have not got any credible lead to establish whether the call had thing of serious in nature or it was a mischief.

Noteworthy in Raipur that both Indian and England cricket squad are putting up at different hotels in Chandigarh for the on-going second test at Mohali. Besides, the presence of large number of visitors in the city for the on-going cricket match has made the police there in high alert following the call.

YKS Thakur, IG, Raipur range said separate police teams are on the job to identify the caller but are yet to get success.

"We have questioned the telephone booth owner but he had hardly anything to tell as the suspected caller had scarf all over his face and the booth owner had not seen his face. But we are working on other leads," Thakur said.

To assist the local police team in this work, a team from Raipur under the leadership of ASP (crime) Ajatshatru Bahadur Singh has also been sent to Kawardha.

With the call going from a small and remote village in Chhattisgarh, the police are of the view that it could be a mischief call.