A hoax bomb scare forced security to be strengthened at the M Chinnaswamy stadium
The police discovered an unidentified bag on a bench at the bus stop near VIP gate number 1.
Updated - Apr 17, 2017 4:42 pm
During the match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rising Pune Supergiant there arose a news of a hoax bomb scare in the M Chinnaswamy stadium due to which security measures have been strengthened.
The police sources said that they had received a call of a bomb scare and they discovered an unidentified bag.
“We’ve have tightened the security and stepped up vigil around the stadium after we got a call of a bomb scare following the discovery of an unidentified bag. But later it turned out to be a hoax call”
The police personnel at the M Chinnaswamy stadium went into a situation of panic as they found the unidentified bag on a bench at the bus stop near VIP gate number 1.
But there was no explosive material found in the bag after searching. The incident reminded us of the twin bomb blast that took place outside the M Chinnaswamy stadium on April 17, 2010, before an Indian Premier League match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Mumbai Indians. As a result of the blasts, 15 people were injured that day.
However, the match between Rising Pune Supergiant and the Royal Challengers Bangalore went on smoothly much to the joy of the supporters. Batting first the visitors put up a healthy score of 161 on the board. Looking at the batting line-up of the Royal Challengers Bangalore one would have expected them to chase the target down with ease, but things did not go well for the home side.
Bangalore faltered right from the start and kept losing wickets at regular intervals which put them on the back foot. They were eventually restricted to a low score of 134 as they fell short of their target by 27 runs. This was their fourth loss of their campaign and they now find themselves at the bottom of the table.