An abandoned bag found on a footpath near a shopping centre here on Tuesday triggered panic but nothing suspicious was found in it later, police said.

A phone call was received on Tuesday afternoon about the abandoned bag lying outside Sony Mony electronics shop near Heera Panna shopping centre on Tardeo road in the city, they said.

Immediately, Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) and local police reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

During the operation, the BDDS men opened the bag in which they found some documents and an ATM card, Senior Inspector at Tardeo police station R Gadade said.