Security tightened at Narendra Modi's Kerala rally venue after bomb threat

Tiruchirappalli:  Ahead of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's scheduled address at a rally in Tiruchirappalli today, a bomb threat call sent police into a tizzy but it proved to be hoax.

Police said the call was received at the Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police around 8 pm last night stating that a bomb had been planted at the dais, put up at the venue from where BJP leaders are to address the rally, and "nobody can prevent it from exploding."

The caller had said, "I am the one who is going to plant the bomb."

Besides Mr Modi, BJP President Rajnath Singh and other leaders are scheduled to address the rally, organised by the party's youth wing this evening.

Police said they searched the area thoroughly but nothing was found and they are now trying to trace the number from where the call was made.

Police are maintaining tight vigil and security has been tightened in and around the venue of the rally.

Story First Published: September 26, 2013 13:13 IST

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