Bomb threat in Delhi's Khan Market area, police teams leave spot

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Bomb threat in Delhi's Khan Market area, police teams leave spot

The police said in a statement that they were verifying facts, and taking "all required steps as per the standard drill to be taken to handle such calls." The police team has now left Khan Market.

A caller told the Delhi Police this morning that a bomb had been planted in the Khan Market area, one of the capital's best-known shopping destinations.

According to a police statement, his exact words were, "Khan Market mein bomb plant kar diya hai."

ANI reported that a disposal squad and a dog squad were dispatched to the spot.

The police said in their statement that they were verifying facts, and taking "all required steps as per the standard drill to be taken to handle such calls."

They've said there's no need to panic.

The police team has now left Khan Market, and there are no reports that any suspicious objects were found.

Khan Market is located near a metro station on the Violet Line, and near the Lodhi Garden, an important heritage site.

The market is also located in the New Delhi region, the seat of the Indian government and home to several top government executives and bureaucrats.

(Inputs from ANI)