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Hoax puts BDDS in a tight spot

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thorough search:Personnel of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad checking a parcel at central bus stand in Tiruchi on Sunday.— PHOTO: A. MURALITHARAN
thorough search:Personnel of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad checking a parcel at central bus stand in Tiruchi on Sunday.— PHOTO: A. MURALITHARAN

An anonymous call threatening that bombs would explode at three places in the city kept the personnel of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) of the city police on their toes on Sunday. Police sources said the anonymous call came to the police control room around 8.50 a.m. and the caller threatened that bombs would explode at central bus stand, Chathram bus stand and Tiruchi Railway Junction and disconnected the call.

The information was immediately conveyed to the police higher-ups who in turn alerted the BDDS. Armed with necessary paraphernalia, the BDDS team launched the anti-sabotage mission starting with central bus stand.

The BDDS in coordination with an anti-sabotage team of the Railway Protection Force carried out thorough checks at Tiruchi junction.

Similar checks were also carried out later at Chathram bus stand and in its vicinity.

The sources said that the call turned out to be a hoax as no explosive substances were found in the three places.

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