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PIX: Mumbai bomb scare a false alarm, say police

Last updated on: July 4, 2012 15:12 IST

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There was a scare in suburban Andheri on Wednesday when a bomb-like object was sighted outside a popular shopping mall.

Police said the bomb-like object was noticed outside the Infinity Mall in a garbage dump after with the entire area has been cordoned off.

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Image: Members of the bomb disposal squad investigating the suspicious object found outside Andheri's Infiniti Mall on Wednesday
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The object looked like gelatin sticks bunched together with adhesive tapes.

The mall was evacuated and bomb detection and disposal squad reached the spot. All traffic movement was stopped


Image: People rush in after the suspicious object was not found to be an explosive, in Mumbai on Wednesday
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Vishwas Nagre Patil, ACP Mumbai police, told TV channels that the bomb squad has defused whatever it was, but X-ray showed it is not an explosive device.

Patil reiterated that there is no real danger to citizens and preliminary investigations were carried out by the bomb disposal squad.


Image: Police personnel addresses a crowded media gathering near the site where the suspicious object was found
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