Bomb scare in Shillong
SHILLONG, April 29: An unclaimed bag in front of DC’s Office in Shillong created a hue and cry situation on Friday afternoon. However, alert citizens immediately informed the police who rushed to the spot with the bomb squad, a press release stated.
On scrutiny by experts from bomb squad they found that the bag contained a tiffin and as per the drill such containers should not be touched as it may trigger an explosion, if any explosive is inside. The explosive maybe triggered if it was a bomb/IED. Hence they decided to neutralize the same by using a small amount of cordex for which a blast was necessitated. The same was done by the experts after all safety measures have been taken. After the blast the container was found to contain nothing except eating items.
In this connection, the police have urged the public that in such instances a specific drill has to be followed which may be inconvenient them for which they are requested to cooperate for their safety.
In a press release, the police also requested the public not to remain by standers when police are on the job as any blast during the process splinters may hit them. The police also urged the public to take care of their persol belongings as such neglect of leaving baggages creates unnecessary panic and in the process their persol belonging may also be destroyed in the process of neutralization.