8 hospitals in Delhi, IGI Airport in Delhi received hoax bomb threat, facilities on alert

Days after more than 150 schools in Delhi-NCR received an unprecedented bomb scare, eight hospitals in the city and the IGI Airport received bomb threats through emails, which later turned out to be hoaxes. Proved.

Bomb threats were reported from Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal-3, Bruri Hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, Janakpuri Super Specialty Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Dadadeo Hospital in Dabri. Thi, who is a senior officer. Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said.

“On May 12, around 3.30 pm, a fake bomb mail was received at GTB Hospital, GTB Enclave. The hospital authorities informed the local police about the mail. The police immediately swung into action and The bomb disposal squad was called in which inspected the premises of GTB Hospital and Delhi State Cancer Institute,” DCP Shahdara said, adding that nothing suspicious was found.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has reacted to the bomb threat received at Hindu Rao Hospital, saying security checks have been increased at the premises.

“Today the management of Hindu Rao Hospital came to know about a bomb threat received by the SHO of the police station under whose jurisdiction Hindu Rao Hospital falls. The SHO was alerted to the presence of a bomb in the hospital premises. “The SHO along with the dog squad and the bomb detection squad inspected the entire premises,” the MCD said in a statement.

“Instructions to close some openings. Instructions to increase security checks and inquiries and inspections during night hours. OT, emergency, CCU and blood bank are equipped for any untoward incident. Hospital Hospital staff are also on high alert for QRT activation,'' he added.

Security has been beefed up at all hospitals in the city and additional police force has been deployed at the airport, but so far nothing suspicious has been recovered from anywhere.


A screenshot of a suspicious email, which allegedly threatens to detonate bombs placed on hospital premises. The picture has gone viral on social media. Police are investigating the email.

Fire services officials also said that the Indira Gandhi International Airport had also received a bomb threat email on Sunday evening.

According to sources, a call was received at IGI Terminal 3 at 6:19 pm, after which Delhi Police and CISF officials have been put on alert mode.

On May 1, around 130 schools in Delhi-NCR received bomb threats, prompting the rapid evacuation of students from campuses. The Home Ministry told people not to panic, adding that the threats were hoaxes.

Meanwhile, top intelligence sources hinted that the 'hoax call' may have been aimed at creating terror.

“Bomb scares are a regular feature these days and agencies have been trying to find out the details for a long time. It is happening with regular frequency now. Earlier there were similar threats from Bengaluru and even some schools in Delhi. was reported,” intelligence agency sources told News18.

Notably, four suspicious IP addresses created by a Russia-based mailing company, sent from Moscow but without any cyber footprint, led central agencies to send threats to 131 schools in Delhi-NCR. Struggled to get details about mixed mail.

Significantly, a government operations center monitoring websites found two IP addresses in Mumbai.

The agencies have figured out the basic technical details, but a breakthrough is still needed to identify the ID user. Additionally, the agencies found that the mail may have been sent from a web application and not from the mobile application of Mail.au, the largest Russian mailing platform.

Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla reviewed the situation last week and stressed the need to increase security and regular email monitoring in schools.

The Home Secretary stressed the need to develop detailed protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to deal with any such situation in future.

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    First Publication: May 12, 2024, 17:19 IST

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