New Delhi :Delhi Police went into a tizzy early on Friday morning after an unidentified caller claimed there was a bomb at Khan Market.
Two hours since the call has been made, police teams were scanning the market for the bomb but were yet to find anything. Till 9.15am, the call had not been declared a hoax.
A police officer from the Tughlaq Road police station said the call was received at 6.50am. “A male voice from the other end said a bomb has been planted in Khan Market and hung up immediately after,” the officer said.
A search operation was launched and the bomb disposal squad was called in. Soon, sniffer dogs also reached the market to join search efforts. According to police, most parts have been searched and shopkeepers, staff of the Khan Market Metro station, as well as nearby government buildings have been alerted about the threat.
The officer added that they called the number from which the call was received but it was found it to be switched off. Efforts are on to trace the caller but he has not been identified so far, the officer said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) BK Singh was unavailable for a comment.