Hoax bomb threat at mall

Cinegoers at the PVR Cinemas in Forum Mall, Koramangala, had strange guests amidst the show on Monday afternoon, as the police dog squad and bomb disposal squads scanned for explosives in the cinemas.

The shows were interrupted and the public sent out for the cops to sanitise the premises of explosives, if any. However, no explosives were found.

An unidentified person called up the city police control room around 3:20 pm on Monday and warned about explosives planted at the PVR Cinemas. The City police immediately rushed bomb disposal squad and the sniffer dog squad to check for any explosives.

The police disrupted the afternoon shows at the cinemas, sent out the viewers and conducted a thorough exercise to check for any explosives. After an hour-long exercise, the threat call was confirmed to be a hoax.

The police also checked for explosives in the mall. The police declared the mall safe and the activities returned to normalcy by the evening.

A case has been registered at Adugodi police station against the unidentified person who made the hoax call.

T Suneel Kumar, Additional Commissioner (Law and Order), Bangalore City, told Deccan Herald that the origin of the call was yet to be traced and the City police would take stern action against the culprit for creating undue panic in the City.

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