Bengaluru, Jan 18: A special team has been constituted to probe the bomb scare incident that took place in Bengaluru on Friday. The police have ascertained beyond doubt that the bag found at Sankey Road contained no explosive.
However, the incident caused a scare and the police has decided to get to the bottom of it.
The bag that was abandoned at the Sankey Road contained a glass jar with 30 ML of liquor. After someone had reported the bag, the police had pressed into service the bomb squad and even diverted traffic around the area.
For the next 15 minutes after the bag being reported there was absolute panic with anchors of television channels screaming their gut out blaming the al-Qaeda.
The police say that it appears to be the job of some mischief monger either trying to cause panic or testing the alertness levels.
The police have obtained CCTV footage from the spot and have even questioned some persons in connection with this incident.
Police officials say that with such incidents one cannot take any chances and hence we followed all the procedure.
After diverting the traffic, the bomb squad was pressed into service. The bomb squad which declared the bag safe later sent the contents to the Forensic Sciences Laboratory for testing. The FSL too in its report stated that the jhute bag contained nothing but a liquor bottle.