Bomb threat to Pamban Railway Bridge turns out to be hoax

Bomb threat to Pamban Railway Bridge turns out to be hoax

Agency News

Ramanathapuram, Apr 27: An anonymous call threatening that bombs would explode on the Pamban Railway Bridge and Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge connecting Rameswaram island with the mainland turned out to be a hoax on Friday night. On being received information about the anonymous bomb threat call, the personnel of Tamil Nadu Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) along with police led by Superintendent of Police Omprakash Meena conducted searches on both the bridges, but no explosive was found, police said today.

However, as a precautionary measure, armed railway police men were posted on both the bridges. Suspicious vehicles passing through the road bridge were subjected to thorough police check up. Security measures were tightened around the World-renowned Sri Ramanatha Swamy Temple in Rameswaram, in view of its close proximity to Sri Lanka. The Indian marine forces in coordination with the Tamil Nadu marine Police were also keeping a high alert along the entire South-eastern coastline. (UNI)