Mysterious explosion on Monday created panic at Batamaloo locality here.
Witnesses said that vendors who had set up their stalls ran for cover, thinking that "a grenade was tossed at them."
However, Station House Officer (SHO) Batamaloo said "some miscreants in a bid to scare the vendors exploded a firecracker."
"It was not a grenade blast. Roadside vendors have resumed their normal business and to frighten them, miscreants set a cracker in air that scared the people," the SHO said. (CNS)