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Bomb alert in Kolkata

A building housing a private bank in central Kolkata was evacuated today after a caller claimed that a bomb had been planted on the premises.

kolkata Updated: Nov 19, 2010 10:27 IST
PTI

A building housing a private bank in central Kolkata was evacuated on Thursday after a caller claimed that a bomb had been planted on the premises.

The bomb squad started conducting searches in the building situated in a high security zone soon after the anonymous caller rang up the HSBC bank branch at 9.45 am.

The entire area has been closed to traffic.

Further details are awaited.

First Published: Nov 18, 2010 12:04 IST