One detained for making hoax bomb call to TN CM's house

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Coimbatore, Feb 10 (PTI) A youth was on Wednesday detained in nearby Tirupur for making a hoax bomb threat call to the residence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in Salem district on Wednesday.

According to police, the CM's house received a call claiming that a bomb was planted there, early this morning.

Immediately, a bomb squad along with sniffer dogs carried out searches for nearly two hours, which proved that the call was a hoax, they said.

The call was traced to a youth, whose identity is yet to be revealed, in Tirupur and interrogation was on, they added.