Hoax bomb letter claims DC’s office will be blown up; building evacuated

Police control room was called up by newspaper staff and a team of police officials and sniffer dogs reached the office at 3 pm.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:January 25, 2012 2:06 am

The Deputy Commissioner’s office in Sector 17 turned into a fortress today afternoon when the UT police along with a bomb disposal squad in tow today searched the entire premises in the wake of a letter received by a newspaper’s office mentioning that the DC office will be blown up.

According to sources,the police control room was called up by newspaper staff and a team of police officials and sniffer dogs reached the office at 3 pm. A fire tender and an ambulance also reached the spot.

As soon as the team reached,within minutes the entire building was evacuated. Incidentally,at the time of checking,general public was also inside the office as the Assistant Estate Officer’s court was to begin at 2.30 pm.

“The cases will be taken up tomorrow,” said an official of the UT Estate Office.

The police personnel who were present on the spot said that such things cannot be taken lightly so the building was thoroughly checked.

Owing to the scare,the court was adjourned. The drill continued for over an hour and the team went and checked every room. Deputy commissioner Brijendra Singh also left his office when the drill began. Meanwhile,virtually no work took place after lunch at the DC office. Thanks to the drill and the hour long routine power cut at 4 pm,most of the employees who were standing outside all this while went home.

Chandigarh police has registered a case against unidentified men in Sector 11 police station under section 506 (criminal intimidation).

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