Suspected bomb found in Bangalore, defused

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Bangalore, Jul 26: A day after a series of eight low intensity bomb blasts rocked Bangalore that killed one and injured several others, another live bomb was found on Saturday, July 26 morning near the Forum Mall in Koramangala area of Bangalore. Police has cordoned off the area and the blocked the entire stretch leading to the mall.

A vigilant citizen noticed the object on Saturday early morning and set off an alarm, following which, the police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. Following bomb alert, the entire stretch leading to the mall was blocked and traffic was diverted. The National Bomb Detection squad has rushed to the spot. Police and Bomb squad has defused the bomb successfully.

On Friday, July 25 the IT city was rocked by eight low-intensity blasts that killed one and injured several others.

Search was on for the miscreants in this regard, according to the city Polic Commissioner Shankar M Bidari who visited the spot. He told newsmen here that around 10:45 hours a person aged about 25 to 26 years wearing a red shirt placed the bomb on a footpath and ran away.

The materials found in the object was a microchip, explosive materials, a detonator and oil. The object was found similar to those used by miscreants on Friday, July 25, he added.

He said the suspected bomber was wearing a red T-shirt and is about 25 years old. Commissioner also said the police received information of bomb in a bucket near forum mall in Koramangala in the morning.

Police have evacuated people from all the crowded areas and malls in the city. Entire city is on high alert.


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