Rawalpindi - A bomb hoax created panic here at Sadiqabad area on Tuesday.

According to sources, some unknown caller phoned Sadiqabad police and said that an explosive device had been planted in a single-room police post at Sadiqabad Chowk that could be exploded any time. This swelled a wave of panic among the law-enforcement agencies. The bomb disposal squad (BDS) was called which scanned the whole area and declared it clear.

A BDS official while talking to The Nation said that we had carefully scanned the area and had found no explosive material there. “I think it was a hoax call and its purpose was to tease police and other law enforcement agencies,” he said.

No police high-up was available for his comments on the issue.