BJP leader receives threat call to blow up school

Kanpur: Panic gripped a city school today after its owner, a BJP MLA, received a call threatening to blow it up which later proved to be hoax.

Police said BJP MLA Satish Mahana, who owns Saraswati Vidya Mandir school in Lal Bangla area, said he received a call on his mobile phone threatening to blow up the school this morning.

The leader then informed the police following which a team of police officials accompanied by bomb squad and sniffer dogs evacuated the school premises and carried out a search, they said.

However, no bomb was found at the school where 900 children from class VI to XII study, SP (City) Shomen Verma said.

Police force has been deployed near the school and the number from which the BJP leader had received the call is under surveillance, he said.

The matter is being investigated and efforts are on to nab the accused, Verma said.