IFFI venue under threat
A bomb threat reported from one of the main venues of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) sent Goa police into a tizzy.
A call claiming a bomb had been placed at the newly-built Inox multiplex, in the heart of the city, was received at 8 pm, DGP Amod Kanth told PTI here today.
"We received the call at 8 pm and were able to trace it immediately to an STD booth. We checked the theatre within half-an-hour and were not able to detect such threat", he said adding the threat turned out to be a hoax.
"We will be carrying out a detailed investigation into the matter", said Kanth, who refused to divulge the location of the STD booth.
However, highly-placed government officials denied the bomb threat and said it was part of a police `drill'.
"It was not a bomb scare. We were just conducting a drill to check the response time in case of such an eventuality during the actual event".