Delhi Airport, Hospitals Find Bomb Threats After School Scare | Latest News Delhi


The Delhi airport and several hospitals in the national capital were hit with bomb threats via email on Sunday, forcing authorities to deploy several bomb disposal squads and fire tenders.

Bomb threat to Delhi hospitals: This incident follows a recent spate of similar threats in Delhi and Ahmedabad.

According to fire officials, Brewery Hospital first reported the bomb threat at 3:15 p.m.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's General Elections, only on the HT app. download now! download now!

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) MK Meena said, “An email regarding a bomb threat was received at Brewery Hospital. Local police, bomb squad, dog squad were rushed to the spot. Teams checked the hospital. Nothing suspicious has been found yet.” said.

The second call came from Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital at 4.26 pm.

“Immediately after the call, we immediately pressed two fire engines at both locations. Our teams are still there as the search operation is on,” a Delhi Fire Service official said.

The police later revealed that eight to 10 other hospitals, including Hindu Rao Hospital, also received similar threatening emails.

A bomb threat call was received at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 6.15 pm, the Delhi Fire Service chief said.

“We received a call about a bomb threat at IGI Airport around 6.15 pm. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot,” Garg said.

The incident comes after a recent spate of similar threats in Delhi and Ahmedabad. Just a few days ago, more than 130 schools in Delhi-NCR received similar emails, alleging the presence of explosives on their premises. The threats caused widespread panic, leading to immediate evacuations and thorough searches of educational institutions.

Delhi Police contacted the Russian mailing service company Mail.ru through Interpol to trace the exact source of the email. An FIR was registered against unknown persons stating that the fake bomb emails were aimed at creating mass panic and disrupting public order in the national capital.

The hoax bomb threats also prompted the Union Home Ministry to demand a detailed protocol and standard operating procedure (SOP) to deal with such situations. Earlier this week, the home secretary asked the Delhi Police and schools to coordinate closely to avoid any unnecessary panic due to misinformation.

Read: 'Pakistan link' to bomb threat emails to Ahmedabad schools: Police

The ministry also emphasized the need to increase security in schools, CCTV cameras and regular monitoring of emails.

“The Home Secretary asked the Delhi Police and schools to coordinate closely for an effective response mechanism so that misinformation does not create any unnecessary panic.”

“The Home Secretary also emphasized the need to increase security in schools, CCTV cameras and regular monitoring of emails. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary and the Delhi Police Commissioner.

With input from PTI

Tell us what your first vote would be in a short video and stand a chance to be featured on HT's social media handles. Click here to learn more!

Leave a Comment

“The Untold Story: Yung Miami’s Response to Jimmy Butler’s Advances During an NBA Playoff Game” “Unveiling the Secrets: 15 Astonishing Facts About the PGA Championship”