Bomb threat at Chandigarh mall shoppers evacuated

People were evacuated from a popular mall here on Monday afternoon after police received a call claiming that a bomb may have been planted on the premises, a senior police official said. Local police units, anti-sabotage check team along with bomb disposal squad were carrying out searches in the mall, which was teeming with people on account of Eid holiday, and also in adjoining buildings, he said.

Panic gripped the people and many started rushing out of the premises leading to chaos for a while after mall authorities and police used loudspeakers to ask them to leave the shopping complex.

“Chandigarh Police received a call that a bomb could have been placed in the Elante Mall premises,” Deputy Superintendent of Police (East) Dilsher Singh said. He said the police swiftly started evacuating the mall. “Chandigarh police’s bomb disposal team, anti-sabotage check team, Operations cell, Crime Branch and local police units were carrying out coordinated search of the mall,” he said. “We haven’t found any explosive in the mall so far.

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