Bomb threat in Chandigarh’s Elante Mall creates panic


Bomb threat in Chandigarh’s mall creats panic among shoppers and public on monday. The Chandigarh Police on Monday evacuated Elante Mall in Chandigarh following an input which suggested there was a bomb on the premises. Following the input, shoppers were asked to move out, leading to chaos in the mall. It was later found out that the input was just a hoax.

The popular shopping mall in Chandigarh was hugely crowded because of the Eid festival. The Chandigarh Police are now on the lookout for the person who tipped them off.

Units from police’s bomb disposal squad, anti-sabotage teams, crime branch teams, operation cell teams, and local police teams carried out intensive searches of the mall and nearby areas. Senior Superintendent of Police, UT Chandigarh, Nilambari Jagadale, had got the area around the mall sealed as a preventive measure.

Bomb threat in Chandigarh’s Elante Mall

As the bomb squad entered the Elante Mall to conduct a search, reports first suggested it was a mock drill by police ahead of the Independence Day. However, SSP (Traffic) Chandigarh Shashank Anand tweeted to clarify that it was not a mock drill and urged people to cooperate.