A day after eight blasts in Bangalore, another bomb was found near the Forum Mall in Koramangala, one of the IT city’s nerve centres.
The police have now blocked traffic to the entire stretch and are now searching the area.
The live bomb, which was found near Forum Mall in Koramangala area, was planted by a man of 25-26 years of age this morning, Bangalore Police Commissioner S Bidri told reporters.
“We received information this morning at around 10:45 am that an unknown person wearing a red T-shirt placed a bucket like object. We immediately sent the bomb disposal squad to the site which successfully defused the bomb,” Bidri said.
The Police Commissioner added that the bomb contained material similar to the one used in yesterday’s blasts.
The IT city continues to remain on high alert after yesterday’s blasts. Security has been beefed up in areas with high density of population, defence and space establishments, the State Secretariat, the High Court, IT firms, railway stations, bus stops and the airport.
Some advise to people in Bangalore:
- Stay indoors today
- If you have to absolutely go out, stay away from public places as much as possible (malls, theatres, bus stops, markets, etc.)
- Keep in touch with your relatives / friends and
- If you see any suspicious looking objects or person(s) be on the alert, move away from the place and then call your nearest police station or the police control room to 98440-51677 or the police head quarters: 99805-10137