Bomb alert in Kolkata

A building housing a private bank in central Kolkata was evacuated Thursday after a caller claimed that a bomb had been planted on the premises.

Updated: Nov 18, 2010, 12:54 PM IST

Kolkata: A building housing a private bank in central Kolkata was evacuated Thursday after a caller claimed that a bomb had been planted on the premises.

The bomb squad started conducting searches in the building situated in a high security zone soon after the anonymous caller rang up the HSBC bank branch at 9.45 AM.
The entire area has been closed to traffic.
Further details are awaited.

PTI