An anonymous call claiming that a bomb would go off in the railway station at the nearby hosiery town of Tirupur on Monday night turned out to be a hoax.

The call received at the Tirupur police control room around midnight yesterday had claimed that a bomb had been planted in the railway station and would explode any time.

Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad from Erode carried out a search at the station, but no explosives were found.