A private sleeper coach bus, proceeding to Surat from Malegaon in Maharashtra, was stopped by police and searched on Friday night after an unidentified person claimed that there was a bomb in the bus.
However, no explosive device was found and the anonymous call received at a transport agency's office in Malegaon proved to be a hoax, said senior police official Ratnakar Navale.
The search for the bus and passengers' luggage took almost two hours. The bus later left for Surat.
The police are trying to track down the person who made the hoax call.
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