Unclaimed bag triggers panic in Mumbai
An abandoned bag triggered panic at a South Mumbai locality but the Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS) found nothing suspicious in it, police said.india Updated: Dec 11, 2008 20:30 IST
An abandoned bag triggered panic at a South Mumbai locality on Thursday but the Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS) found nothing suspicious in it, police said.
However, eyewitnesses claimed a wire and a ball were found in a wooden box kept in the bag.
According to the police, at around 12.30 pm they received a call that a blue bag was lying near a taxi stand on A D Marg at Sewree.
Before the police reached the spot, panicked locals put sand bags around the bag.
"Suspecting that it may contain a dangerous object, the police did not touch it. After sometime, BDDS men, along with sniffer dogs, reached the spot and cordoned off the 40 feet A D Marg," Vinay Pandey, a local resident, told PTI.
Though the police maintained that nothing was found in the bag, Pandey claimed "a blue ball and a yellow wire were found in the wooden box".
With memories of last month's terror attacks fresh in the mind of the people, the Mumbai police are taking no chances and are attending every call seriously. The number of calls complaining about suspicious objects across the city has increased in last one week, police said.