Sources said that a policeman had received a call in number 100, the helpline number of the Kolkata Police. The anonymous caller didn’t disclose his identity and claimed that the state secretariat will be demolished following explosion of bombs.
He, however, didn’t mention whether any explosives has been planted anywhere in the building. Soon, the senior officers of the city police were informed.
They directed the bomb and dog squad to rush to Nabanna. Officers were found carrying out a thorough search in the 14-storeyed state secretariat that houses the office of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Senior police officers too, rushed to the spot and monitored the frisking operation.
A probe has also been started to ascertain whether there is anything serious behind the threat or if it was simply a prank call. Such a phone call in dial 100, when there was a terror attack in Bangladesh, has turned the situation quite serious and the police have initiated a search for the caller.
Order has been given to allow people to enter the premises of Nabanna only after checking the identity cards properly. Cars should be checked properly before being allowed to enter the
It may be mentioned, that this is the second incident of bomb scare in Nabanna in 2016. According to the retired police officers, the repeated incidents of threat call to blow up the state secretariat is a matter of concern and proper action should be undertaken to ascertain the exact reason behind the repetition of the same incident.
On February 4, a bomb scare broke out in Nabanna after an official received an anonymous phone call claiming that a bomb had been planted in the state secretariat.