SSP Nitin Tiwari speaking to the media
SSP Nitin Tiwari speaking to the media

Kumbh: Abandoned suitcase creates panic amongst devotees

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2019 22:40 IST

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 24 (ANI): One abandoned suitcase which was on Thursday found near Kamla Nehru hospital in George Town here created panic amongst devotees who have come to attend the ongoing Kumbh mela.
A Bomb disposal squad is present at the spot.
SSP Nitin Tiwari told the media, "We found an abandoned bag here, the bag had a few ID-cards, nothing suspicious has been found, the bag belongs to media personnel."
The 55-day mega event commenced on 15 January and will end on 4 March. Kumbh is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims expected to participate in the festival with the belief that taking a dip in the holy water of river Ganga will pave the way for their salvation and would rid them of their sins.
Further details are awaited. (ANI)

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