Delhi news: High Alert in place as Home Ministry office in North Block receives bomb threat mail

Bomb threat email at North Block prompts search operations. No suspicious items have been found so far.

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Updated22 May 2024
A police van outside North Block in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: ANI videograb
A police van outside North Block in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: ANI videograb

A bomb threat was received by the Union Home Ministry’s office at Delhi’s North Block, on Wednesday afternoon.

Two fire tenders have been sent to the spot, reported ANI quoting Delhi Fire Service (DFS).

Reports said that the threat was received on an email at 3:30 pm.

According to PTI, a police officer said that the call to the DFS was made after an officer posted at the North Block received the threat email.

"I was sent here following the (bomb threat) call. Probe is underway," said fire official Prem Lal.

Also Read: Ahmedabad schools receive bomb threat mails

Searches are under way. However, nothing suspicious has been found so far, the officer said.

Over the last few weeks, several schools in Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Jaipur, Uttar Pradesh and Bengaluru had received bomb threats via emails, creating a panic situation. However, all threats turned out to be ‘hoaxes’.

In an FIR, the Special Cell of Delhi Police said that the intention of the bomb hoax emails received by nearly 200 Delhi schools was to “create mass panic and disturb public order”.

Also Read: Bomb scare in Delhi again! Tihar Jail gets threat email after schools and hospitals

According to reports, at least 125 bomb threat calls were received from different schools from 5.47 am to 2.13 pm on May 1.

On May 12, two hospitals in Delhi –  Burari Government Hospital and Sanjay Gandhi Hospital – had received bomb threats.

On May 14, Delhi's Tihar Jail, too, received a threat call. However, nothing was found on the premises.

Earlier this month, the Delhi High court had sought a report from Delhi Police and the Delhi government, explaining the steps it has taken to ensure that children were evacuated safely from schools in the event of a bomb scare while hearing a plea related to hoax bomb call incident in private schools in the national capital.

(This is a developing story)

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