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No explosives found in unclaimed bags lying in Delhi: Police

New Delhi: Security agencies and police on Sunday went into tizzy after two calls of unclaimed bags lying in sensitive North Avenue area and New Delhi railway station were received, which were however found to be hoax.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The call about a bag lying unclaimed at the gate of RML Hospital, close to Rashtrapati Bhawan, in North Avenue area was received at 3 pm, police said.

Various agencies and police reached the spot along with a bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs but the bag was found to contain no explosive, said a senior police officer.

The call saying a blue colour bag lying unclaimed on platform number 16 of New Delhi railway station was received at 4.45 pm. But no explosive was found in it, he said.

A hawk-eye vigil is being kept across Delhi as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from 17th century Red Fort on the 70th Independence Day.

Thousands of security personnel have been deployed in and around the historic Mughal fort which will see the presence of senior ministers, top bureaucrats and foreign dignitaries, besides a large audience to hear the Prime Minister.

Updated Date: Aug 14, 2016 21:51 PM

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