Delhi police get hoax bomb call

EPS file image of Khan market used for representational purpose only

The Delhi police along with dog and bomb disposal squad are carrying out searches at Khan market here, following a bomb threat on Friday morning.

According to a police statement, his exact words were, "Khan Market mein bomb plant kar diya hai".

Two hours since the call has been made, police teams were scanning the market for the bomb but were yet to find anything. The threat letter was later declared to be a hoax.

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Police said that officials are still at the site and search operation is underway to locate suspicious objects. "A male voice from the other end said a bomb has been planted in Khan Market and hung up immediately after", the officer said.

A bus full of Delhi Police personnel and a couple of fire engines could also be spotted at the market which is located close to iconic India Gate.

The market, a popular shopping and culinary hub, is the most expensive retail location in India.

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