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Suspicious object sparks panic in Bengaluru mall
Vicky Nanjappa
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July 26, 2008 11:45 IST

A day after serial low-intensity blasts rocked Bengaluru, the police have found an object near the Forum Mall in Koramangala, which they suspect could be a live bomb.

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A large number of police personnel have been rushed to the spot, where the bomb detection squad is at work.

Police officers at the spot told that they are still trying to ascertain what the object is, but they suspect that it could be a live bomb. The cops were tipped off by some of the locals about a suspicious-looking object wrapped in a packet near the Forum Mall in Koramangala.

The mall is a major shopping hub in the city and on weekends, a large number of people turn up there. Moreover, there is panic that has been caused due to the fact that on Friday four bombs had gone off in the vicinity.

The police have cordoned off the entire area and are even diverting traffic on this road.

Vehicles coming from the Hosur road are being diverted as the cops want no chaos at the moment. The police are now searching the Forum Mall to see whether there are any more such objects.

Special teams have been deployed across the city and they along with the bomb detection squads are trying to find out whether there are any more bombs in the city.

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