Howrah: Two persons were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly creating bomb hoax in a shopping mall at Howrah city.
The police said Rezwan Selim and Shakeel Hossain were arrested from Kausghat Road near Mandirtala in the city.
They threatened to blow up the shopping mall on the side of Hoogly river yesterday unless Rs 10 lakh was given to them at a specified spot on Kausghat Road.
Selim was an employee of the shopping mall and was suspeneded from work, the police said.
The policemen followed the officials of the shopping mall in plainclothes to meet Selim and his aides this morning at the specified spot and arrested them.