New Delhi: An unidentified caller on Saturday told the police control room that bombs had been planted at three locations– Hanuman Temple in Chandpole, Sanganeri Gate and Jaipur airport, following which traffic was diverted and several areas were cordoned off. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown: Flight Operations Suspended on Lockdown Days, People Still Flouting Restrictions
“Additional police force has been deployed. Traffic has been diverted and areas have been cordoned off as a security measure. It seems to be a hoax call,” Jaipur Police Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal told news agency PTI. Also Read - Delhi Engineer Fakes His Own Kidnapping In a Bid to Commit Suicide After He Fails to Get Into IIM
The bomb disposal squad and other teams are conducting searches at the locations and efforts are on to identify the caller, he added. Also Read - Watch | Gehlot Camp MLAs Play 'Antakshari', Watch 'Sholay' & 'Mughal-e-Azam' at Jaipur Hotel
Notably, the bomb scare comes a day before Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot are scheduled to take oath as Rajasthan chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively.
A few days back, authorities of the renowned Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi had received a letter threatening a bomb blast in its premises. Vishambhar Nath Mishra, chief priest of the temple, said the letter claimed that a bigger blast will hit the temple again.
The Sankat Mochan Temple, along with Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station, were the sites of serial bombings that rocked the city on March 7, 2006. The explosion killed 21 people and injured over a hundred others.