Chandigarh

Elante Mall in Chandigrarh evacuated after bomb threat by a caller

Punjab News Express | August 12, 2019 04:40 PM

CHANDIGARH: The high end Elante mall was today evacuated by Chandigarh police after a bomb threat call was made by an unknown person. Police swung into action after receiving the information and building was surrounded.

According to eyewitnesses, the bomb squads of Police and Army were called and operation has been launched to detect the bomb. There were over 5000 persons inside the Mall when threat was received.

The Elante Mall management has issued the following statement.

There was a report of an unclaimed object which could have been a bomb hoax, at our mall. All the people, including the shoppers and staff members, are absolutely safe. The entire mall management is collaborating and cooperating with the authorities to ensure complete security of the people and property. It looks like a hoax call in view of the heightened security alert across the country. The police investigation is going on and we will soon learn the complete facts. The mall operations will resume as and when the special security check is completed.

We do understand the difficulties each of our customers has faced and would appeal to the shoppers and the public, in general, to remain calm and help restore normalcy.

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