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Wax candles trigger bomb scare in UP’s Bahraich distt

Police had recovered six sticks on which the word ‘dynamite’ was written.

lucknow Updated: Aug 11, 2017 19:13 IST
Six sticks with ‘dynamite’ written on them triggered a bomb scare but turned out to be candles.
Six sticks with ‘dynamite’ written on them triggered a bomb scare but turned out to be candles. (Representative image)

A team of Uttar Pradesh police’s high profile Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) rushed to Rupaideeha near Indo-Nepal border in the Bahraich district on Friday after reports that bombs were recovered there, but all they found was wax candles.

Panic had gripped Rupaideeha after the local police on Thursday recovered six sticks on which the word ‘dynamite’ was written.

“A team of ATS led by Additional SP, Dinesh Yadav reached the spot. After minute examination by the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), the sticks were found to be wax candles,” IG, ATS, Asim Arun said.

It was found that such candles were available online as well, he said adding that the police is trying to find out whether it was mischief and who was behind it.