An anonymous call claiming that a bomb was planted at Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence forced the police to carry out a search of the premises on Sunday. It was later declared a hoax.

The Police Control Room received a call saying that explosives had been placed at the Motilal Nehru Marg residence of Ms. Dikshit around 9 p.m., a senior police officer said.

The bomb detection squad, dog squad and fire tenders were pressed into service, but searches at the premises found nothing, the officer said

“We have found nothing. The call has been declared as hoax,” he said.