Bomb threat at Birla Mandir Temple

Panic struck Andhra Pradesh State Assembly complex, Birla Mandir temple and surrounding areas here today after an anonymous caller claimed that a bomb would explode at two places. The call came around 1400 hrs following which security forces with the help of bomb disposal squad, carried out an extensive search. But they found nothing suspicious and the call turned out to be a hoax.

Later, police allowed visitors in to the temple and the assembly premises, police said.