Two days after Dhaka attack, Kolkata cops arrest 1 over Bengal secretariat bomb hoax

Kolkata, July 4: A man was arrested for making a hoax call saying a bomb was planted in West Bengal Secretariat---"Nabanna" which also houses the office of the state's chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, police said on Monday (July 4).

Two days after the terror attack at an upscale restuarant in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, the capital of the neighbouring Bangladesh, the anonymous call was made on Sunday (July 3) night forcing an already tense city police to swing into action. The bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs were deployed at the secretariat located in Howrah district.


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The bomb could go off at any time, the caller, who had dialled No. 100 thrice around 8.40 pm, had claimed.

The police subsequently tracked the call which was made from near the CM's residence in Kalighat in Kolkata and arrested one Aniruddha Ghosh, aged 52.

He was set to presented befor a court later on Monday.

Tracking the call, police subsequently arrested Aniruddha Ghosh from his city residence for making the call.

He will be presented before a court later on Monday. The police were suspecting Ghosh's mental condition, said local reports.

Oneindia News

[With IANS inputs]

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