Kanpur: Panic broke out in Kanpur's Saraswati Vidya Mandir on Monday when its owner - a BJP MLA - received a call threatening to blow up the school.
BJP MLA from Kanpur Satish Mahana got a call threatening to blow up Saraswati Vidya Mandir school in Lal Bangla area.
According to Mahana, he received a call on his mobile phone this morning.
The leader then informed the police following which a team of police officials accompanied by bomb squad and sniffer dogs evacuated the school premises and carried out a search. The call later proved to be hoax.
However, no bomb was found at the school where 900 children from class VI to XII study, SP (City) Shomen Verma said.
Police force has been deployed near the school and the number from which the BJP leader had received the call is under surveillance.
The matter is being investigated and efforts are on to nab the accused, Verma said.