Mum: Abandoned briefcase spotted near Mantralaya

Mumbai: There was panic on Tuesday after an abandoned briefcase was spotted near the state Secretariat in south Mumbai today, even though nothing suspicious was detected during the search, police said.

The briefcase was found abandoned next to the parked car opposite the famous Oval ground near the Mantralaya.

The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and dog squad were rushed to the spot. After scanning and conducting X-ray of the briefcase, no suspicious objects were found.

"It was an unknown briefcase. Some documents and a cheque book was recovered from the bag," Z Gharal, senior inspector of the Marine Lines police station, said.

He said they were informed about the abandoned case around 4 pm, following which, the cops rushed to the spot and carried out the searching.