Srinagar, Mar 23 (GNS): An unclaimed hot case alongside main road at Magam in central Kahsmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday afternoon sparked a security scare and prompted authorities to suspend vehicular traffic, officials said.
Official sources told GNS that police and army’s 2 RR rushed to the spot. Bomb Disposal Squad was also summoned and in the meanwhile traffic through the area was suspended. The hot case was finally opened and it turned to carry only rice, a police officer told GNS. “Since the hot case was found in suspicious manner and as such the security establishment did want to take any chance for safety of everyone,” the officer added.
The road was reopened for traffic after sometime. Efforts are on to identify the owner of the hot case so that it can be returned, sources said. (GNS)