False alarm of an unidentified bag sends jitters to Nashikites

An unidentified bag was found on Mahatma Gandhi Road near Yashwant Vyayam Shala on 27th of July which ascended a panic situation among the locals and the cops. Police came into action shortly, along with the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), dog squad and additional force. On careful inspection of the bag, this turned out to be a bag with some clothes and papers.

Bomb Detection and Disposal squad inspecting the bag
Bomb Detection and Disposal squad inspecting the bag

This false alarm was tossed up after Nashik was put on a high alert early on Monday subsequent to the splashing news of firing in Punjab. At the same moment, director general of police was present in Nashik to review the preparations for Kumbh Mela. The clubbed news created a cloud of suspicion in the minds of police officials which led to immediate action of detecting a bomb in the bag. MG road was shut completely for vehicular and pedestrian traffic at 2 pm on Monday. The road, being heavily crowded throughout the year, was observed to be deserted.

MG road found deserted after 2 pm
MG road found deserted after 2 pm

The tension eased out after the police checked out the baggage. The owner of the bag was traced soon after the news was proved false. Commissioner of police, S. Jagannathan, confirmed the news saying, “The bag belonged to Ronit Narayan Gandhi of Dhule who is a student studying in U. S. A. and had arrived in the city on Monday Morning along with his father to do some shopping before heading to Dhule. The duo forgot the bag in a taxi they hired for travelling. The bag was later stolen from the car when it was left unattended for a while.” An Apple laptop, an external hard disk and two pairs of goggles were stolen from the bag after which was left unattended on a road side.

Bag identified as safe
Bag identified as safe

Police officials have to be vigilant about such news, be it false or true, where they are striving hard for Kumbh Mela to be a successful and safe event. Page3nashik requests the locals to report such incidences immediately on number 100 to avoid any bad happenings in the city. Let’s suppress the rumours set in by the social network

Bag taken to a police station
Bag taken to a police station

 

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