Mysuru, May 14:- In what turned out to be a hoax call, the security personnel at the Mysuru Palace were sent into a tizzy on Tuesday morning with an unknown person claiming to have planted a bomb inside the Palace. The caller called up around 9.30 am in the morning to leave everyone in a state of confusion.
Alerted by the call, the Palace officials immediately called up the police to take suitable action. Bomb and dog squads rushed to the Palace to trace if there was anything. After combing the entire area for close to three hours, the police realised there was nothing as claimed by the anonymous caller.
In the background of terrorist attacks on churches on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, a high-security alert has been sounded in Karnataka. The cops have been guarding all the entry points to the Palace and the visitors are being frisked thoroughly.
Police are trying to trace the place from where the call came. They are also trying to verify if the caller was trying to take the police for a ride.
Senior officials said this is not the time to make hoax calls and waste their precious time. “The whole country is facing threat from the terrorists. We expect the public to cooperate with us than take us for a ride. Trying to mislead the police warrants serious punishment and those found guilty will be viewed seriously,” another senior official said. (MR/KS)