Bomb threat again in Kozhikode

published on October 11, 2006


Kozhikode police swing into action after bomb threats

Pioneer News Service | Kozhikode

The police received bomb threats from several places in Kozhikode on Wednesday. Following the threats, police inspected private bus stands, Mananchira Square and many other areas in the city. The police also started investigation to identify the anonymous caller, who informed that bombs had been planted at various places.



The district is particularly vulnerable to such situations as there have been incidents in the past, where bombs were found from public areas including the KSRTC bus stand. There was also an incident of explosion in the past year. The city is on high alert following the threats, keeping a strict vigil.


Panic over bomb threat

KOZHIKODE: The police had a tough day on Wednesday, as they carried out search at various places following a threatening call saying that bombs have been planted at the KSRTC, Moffusil bus terminal, Railway Station and ICICI Bank on Kannur Road, Mananchira and Palayam bus stand and old and new Vatakara bus terminals. The call, however, turned out to be a hoax.

The rural police have received the threatening call by 4 pm. The police, soon after receiving the call, carried out a search at all the places.

The police, lead by K R Premachandran and CI Jaison K Abraham and fire force units announced the bomb threat at the bus terminals and evacuated the people.

The police carried out search in both the terminals and shifted buses from the terminal to various other places. The City Police Commissioner Balaramkumar Upadhyay said that the call came from a public booth at the Railway station.

Though police have identified the origin of the call, they could not trace the culprit. The memories of the 2006 bomb blasts, which were followed by a threatening letter from NSP (NDF, PDP, SIMI) created panic among the public, when the police carried out a search in KSRTC and Moffusil, two highly crowded areas in the city.

NSP had earlier claimed the responsibility of the twin bomb blasts and warned the authorities to expect more of it, if the government failed to meet their demands.


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