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Bomb scare at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Mumbai

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Last updated on: August 11, 2010 19:51 IST
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A hoax bomb call triggered panic at Shiv Sena's headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday. A call was received at Sena Bhavan claiming that a bomb has been planted inside the building at Dadar in central Mumbai.

But nothing suspicious was found during a thorough search by the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, said the police. An anonymous caller called up the office of the five-storeyed Sena Bhavan on Wednesday afternoon, stating that a bomb had been planted there and everybody should leave the building.

"Soon after the call, office-bearers of the party informed us and the entire building was then evacuated," said S R Unavane, senior inspector of Shivaji Park police station.

The BDDS was pressed into service and a thorough search was carried out for over two hours, but nothing suspicious was found, he said.

"There was no caller identification facility on the phone at which the call was received. It has become a bit difficult for us to trace the call," he said, adding that the caller had spoken in Hindi.

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