"The minister's driver saw some suspicious object near the house around 8:00 am. The Police were informed and the object was secured. It was a bomb and was diffused," Puducherry Director General of Police P Kamaraj said.

Puducherry, a union territory, is around 160 km from Chennai.

Kamaraj said that security has been beefed up at Narayanasamy's residence, adding that no CCTV camera was installed outside the minister's residence.


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