Chennai police receive call threatening to blow up Pamban sea bridge, amp up security checks on vehicles

Police said an anonymous phone call threatening to blast the Pamban bridge was received at a police office in Chennai. Following this, police, along with sniffer dogs and bomb detection squad personnel, mounted a search on both the road and rail bridges connecting Pamban and Rameswaram, they said.

Press Trust of India April 27, 2019 15:35:12 IST
Chennai police receive call threatening to blow up Pamban sea bridge, amp up security checks on vehicles
  • Police said an anonymous phone call threatening to blast the Pamban bridge was received at a police office in Chennai

  • Vehicles plying on the road bridge were being checked, police said

  • The threat comes at a time when security to the famous Lord Ramanathaswamy temple has been heightened

Rameswaram: A bomb threat has been received to the Pamban sea bridge, which connects this holy island to the mainland, prompting police to carry out extensive searches Friday.

Chennai police receive call threatening to blow up Pamban sea bridge amp up security checks on vehicles

File image of the Pamban bridge. ANI

Police said an anonymous phone call threatening to blast the Pamban bridge was received at a police office in Chennai. Following this, police, along with sniffer dogs and bomb detection squad personnel, mounted a search on both the road and rail bridges connecting Pamban and Rameswaram, they said.

Vehicles plying on the road bridge were being checked, police said.

The threat comes at a time when security to the famous Lord Ramanathaswamy temple has been heightened following the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, which left 253 people dead and injured 500 others.

The Coast Guard, Coastal Marine Police and the local police have been asked to be vigilant round-the-clock as there was a possibility of some terrorists involved in Sri Lanka's worst terror attack entering India through the sea route, police have said.

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