Bomb hoax at Data Darbar
LAHORE: Bomb hoax at Data Darbar (Shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajvery) created panic among devotees and locals of the area late on Tuesday night. As per details a man namely Aftab informed police helpline 15’s control room about the presence of a bomb inside the premises of Data Darbar. Police immediately rushed Data Darbar along with Bomb Disposal Squad and other rescue agencies. BDS officials after reaching the shrine searched the whole area but found nothing and after a detailed search of about an hour cleared the shrine.
Police sources said that when investigators tried to contact the caller on cell number from which he informed the controlled, the number was found not responding.
Sources said that Inspector General of Police Punjab Mr Javed Iqbal took serious notice of the matter and advised top cops of Lahore Police to increase security measures at and around Data Darbar in order to avoid any terror incident. It would be important to mention here that law enforcement agencies are receiving continuous threats from terrorists in which terrorists have threatened to blow the shrines if activities were not stopped there.