An abandoned can lying near an escalator at Rabindra Sadan station today created a flutter as commuters suspected it to be a bomb which turned out to be a hoax, Metro Railway officials said.
However, train services remained unaffected, a Metro Railway spokesperson said. Police said soon after receiving information at around 11.10 am, bomb squad officials with sniffer dog reached the spot and began investigation.A detailed report is awaited. A senior officer of Bhawanipur Police Station said a stray can was found close to one of the escalators in the Rabindra Sadan metro station that caused panic but primarily it seems to be a hoax. The can has been taken out for further investigation, he said.