Paradip, Sept 5: An abandoned suitcase, found from the IOCL campus in Odisha’s Paradip triggered bomb scare in the plantsite on Tuesday.
After an hour-long operation and alert, the CISF sleuths and police opened up the box and the mystery shrouded over it.
Sources said, the CISF personnel discovered an abandoned suitcase near the main gate of the IOCL Refinery at Paradip Port in the afternoon. Bomb scare griped the vicinity as no claimant came up the site to receive the left out suitcase. As a result, all plant gates were shut up and staffers were restricted to pass through it, in view of safety and security. At the same time, Abhayachandpur police and the CISF made a frantic attempt to open the suspicious box with the help of sniffer dogs. Streams of water were also poured on the box to deactivate bomb like content if any. Meanwhile, a stranger arrived on the spot and claimed the box as one of his tool kits, used in radiology.
The toolkit has been seized. Quizzing to the claimant is underway to ascertain the cause behind leaving the box near the plant gate, said the police.