Bomb scare outside Noida hospital triggers panic; suspicious device not explosive, say police

A suspicious package was found outside a hospital in Sector 63 of Noida on Friday morning. After ascertaining that the device was not a bomb, it was removed from the area.

UPDATED: January 22, 2021 10:49 IST

A bomb scare at Sector 63 of Noida of Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning triggered panic in the area.

As per reports, a suspicious package was found on the road outside a hospital in Noida’s Sector 63, following which the police and bomb squad rushed to the spot. The device was later found removed from the area, police said.

Police said they received information on Friday morning that a bomb-like device was lying on the road in Sector 63 of Noida. The device was removed from the area after it was ascertained that it did not contain any detonator or explosives.

Alok Singh, Police Commissioner, Gautam Buddh Nagar, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI: “We cordoned off the area. Expert teams reached here. Prima facie, it appears to be neither an explosive nor a detonator. Bomb disposal squad diffused it.”

This comes a day after a bomb hoax at a private hospital in Noida triggered panic, prompting the quick deployment of police personnel and bomb-disposal squads at the spot.

A person had called on the landline number of Kailash Hospital in Sector 27 and said there was a bomb placed in the basement of the building, a police officer said.

“Police personnel, bomb-disposal squads, dog squads and fire tenders had reached the hospital immediately and the building was checked for any suspicious item. It turned out to be a hoax call,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Noida, Ranvijay Singh said.

“An investigation has been launched into the matter and efforts are on to track the caller,” Singh said.

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