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Bomb scare at Big Bazaar

NEW YEAR?S Eve revelers were panic struck when information of a bomb being placed at Big Bazaar located at the new hot spot of the City - Treasure Island on MG Road - necessitated evacuation of the building this evening. The call, however, turned out to be a hoax.

india Updated: Jan 01, 2006 14:27 IST

NEW YEAR’S Eve revelers were panic struck when information of a bomb being placed at Big Bazaar located at the new hot spot of the City - Treasure Island on MG Road - necessitated evacuation of the building this evening. The call, however, turned out to be a hoax.

Superintendent of Police Adarsh Katiyar said a call was received at about 7.15 pm on control room number 100, stating that a bomb had been planted on the premises.

The MG Road Police immediately surrounded the building. The crowds were then asked to vacate the premise in such a way that a mad scramble was avoided. Fire tenders and police vehicles surrounded the area when the bomb disposal squad entered the place accompanied by sniffer dogs.

The police traced the call to a PCO. Katiyar told Hindustan Times that after thorough investigation of the premises, no bomb was found.

First Published: Jan 01, 2006 14:27 IST