Bomb scare at Delhi Metro station

NEW DELHI: Security forces carried out an extensive check at the Chandni Chowk Metro station after a call was received on Saturday warning it would be blown up but the threat turned out to be a hoax, an official said.

A Delhi Metro official said that an anonymous call was received around 3 p.m. and dog squads and bomb disposal teams were immediately rushed to the spot.

“We received a call around 3pm immediately the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guard all Metro stations, searched the entire station and later we found it to be a hoax call,” Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal told IANS.

He also said even as police carried out the required security checks as per set procedures and combed the premises, trains continued to ply through the station and only the entry was stopped for about ten minutes.

“Services at the station were temporarily stopped for about ten minutes,” Dayal said.

After the checks, the station was declared safe and the entry gates were reopened within 15 minutes.

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