Bomb hoax in South Delhi



New Delhi: A text message that got circulated over Blackberry phones claiming that a bomb has been recovered in south Delhi on Wednesday triggered panic but turned out to be a hoax.

The "badly worded" text message, generated through Blackberry messenger, claimed that bomb disposal squads recovered a bomb in Vasant Kunj, a senior police official said.

"The message got forwarded to so many people and this triggered some panic. It claimed that the bomb disposal squads sent by police recovered a bomb. We have not sent anyone and we have not recovered any bomb," the official said adding the message has been declared a hoax.

Investigations are on to ascertain how the message was generated and who sent it.

Meanwhile, a mock exercise was conducted in Greater Kailash to check the preparedness of various security agencies in case of a terror attack.

PTI