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Hoax bomb call creates scare at Calcutta High Court

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Security authorities were on Thursday thrown in a tizzy after a bomb scare at the Calcutta High premises.

"Justice Dipankar Dutta's office got a phone call around 2 p.m. that bombs planted at different chambers on the High premises will go off any time. However, the call turned out to be a hoax," Joint commissioner Police Supratim Sarkar said.

"A bomb squad, along with sniffer dogs, was rushed to the premises but no trace of any bomb or explosives was found even after a thorough search till evening," he said.

Police said it is trying to trace the caller who played the prank.



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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 22:06 IST