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Security beefed up at Chinnaswamy ground after hoax bomb scare

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Security was today beefed up in and around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here for the Indian League match between Royal Challengers and Rising Supergiant in the wake of a hoax bomb scare, police sources said.

"We've have tightened the security and stepped up vigil around the stadium after we got a call of a bomb scare following the discovery of an unidentified bag. But later the it turned out to be a hoax call," the source said.

Police personnel deployed at the venue went into a frenzy after an unidentified bag was found on a bench at the bus stop near VIP gate number 1.

After searching, no explosive materials were found inside the bag.

The bomb scare was a reminder of the twin bomb blasts that took place outside the stadium on April 17, 2010 before an match between RCB and Indians (MI), in which 15 people were injured.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 22:42 IST