The District court in Chandigarh was vacated, on 6th Aug after the police control room received a hoax call about a bomb being placed inside the court.
“We took no chances and got the Court premises vacated. Bomb disposal squad team and sniffer dogs were pressed into service,” Chandigarh’s Senior Superintendent of Police, S S Srivastava said here.
The district court, which is adjacent to the Inter State Bus Terminus in the city’s commercial hub, Sector 17 is one of the busiest areas of the city.
Police immediately reached the spot with the bomb squad, “Someone called the police control room at 10.25 a.m. and said a bomb had been planted in the district court in Sector 17.We searched the whole area and the court compound for over two hours but did not find anything,” Kulwant Singh, station head officer of Sector 17 police station.
“The call was made from some mobile phone and we will soon catch the culprit. Now we have increased our vigil at the main gates and in the surrounding areas,” said Singh.
it was later realised that the bomb call was made by a couple living in a nearby village. They had a date in the court and din’t want to go so they felt that the easy way out was to call in a BOMB>