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TCS Chennai threat call turns hoax

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 18:04

Chennai: An anonymous call stating that a
bomb has been placed in a 16-storey building housing IT major
Tata Consultancy Services and other business units here sent
authorities into a tizzy but it turned out to be a hoax.

The call was received by a staff at private power firm in
the building complex in Ambattur, an industrial hub, around
0830 hrs on Friday, police said.

Police and bomb squad personnel searched the floors in the
building, after evacuating the companies` employees, but no
explosive was found.

Police said only six floors were occupied while the rest
were under construction.

Meanwhile, a release from the Tata Consultancy Services,
said, "This incident will not have any impact on our business
operations in Chennai as a training facility."

Of late, the city has been receiving many calls that turns
out to be hoax, a senior police officer said.


First Published: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 11:36

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