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Chandigarh secretariat evacuated after bomb scare

The civil secretariat of the Chandigarh union territory was evacuated on Wednesday following a bomb scare.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2008 03:20 PM IST

The civil secretariat of the Chandigarh union territory was evacuated on Wednesday following a bomb scare.

Ram Gopal, station house officer of Sector 3 police station, told IANS that the union territory adviser's office in Sector 9 in Chandigarh received a phone call around noon Wednesday, saying that there was a bomb in the building.

Adviser Pradeep Mehra was in his office when the call was received.

After receiving the phone call, the police immediately evacuated the building and started a search.

The origin of the phone call is yet to be traced.

The secretariat is located close to the headquarters of the Chandigarh Punjab police forces.

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