Mysuru: A suitcase found abandoned on the footpath created tension for some time as rumours of a bomb placed inside the suitcase spread like wildfire in city yesterday. The suitcase was found on the footpath opposite to Senthil Kumar Textiles on Sayyaji Rao Road.
The suitcase was found abandoned at about 12.30 pm. As there were no one near the suitcase and rumours of bomb being placed inside it created panic among the public.
Krishnaraja (KR) Inspector Srinivas and staff, who rushed to the spot, dispersed the crowd and summoned the Bomb Detection Squad and the Dog Squad to the spot. The Bomb Detection Squad personnel, who inspected the bag, found nothing suspicious and when they opened the suitcase, they found readymade shirts and pants in it.
Inspector Srinivas said that one Srinivasagowda of Bengaluru had brought samples of readymade shirts and pants in two suitcases and at about 11.45 am, he (Srinivasagowda) kept one suitcase in the car and took the other suitcase to a nearby hotel, had food and was carrying the other suitcase to his car, when he received a call on his mobile phone.
As he came near the car, he kept the suitcase on the footpath, began taking over the phone, boarded the car and left from the spot, Inspector Srinivas said and added that Srinivasagowda came to the spot 45 minutes later and took the suitcase.
The Inspector further said that Srinivasagowda was a readymade garments dealer and had brought samples of shirts and pants to show the traders.