Updated May 1st, 2024 at 15:18 IST

After Airports & Hospitals, Over 50 Delhi-NCR Schools on High Alert Amid Bomb Threat

The DPS in Dwarka and Mother Mary's School received a bomb threat information on Wednesday morning, triggering panic among authorities, students and parents.

Reported by: Digital Desk
After Airports & Hospitals, Delhi's Dwarka DPS on High Alert After Bomb Threat | Image:DPS
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Delhi: In separate incidents, several schools in the national capital including Delhi Public School in Dwarka, Mother Mary's School in East Delhi Mayur Vihar and Sanskriti School in New Delhi received a bomb threat information on Wednesday morning, triggering panic among authorities, students and parents. 

Other schools that received the bomb threat are DPS Vasant Kunj unit, Amity School in Pushp Vihar, DAV School in South West Delhi and DPS Noida. 

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Subsequently, the Delhi Police along with Bomb Disposal Squad and Fire Tenders launched a response action. A search operation to recover the bomb is underway, said officials. However, no bombs have been found yet, they added. 

Visuals from outside the Dwarka DPS | Image@ANI

The bomb threat at Mother Mary's School was received through an email, prompting local law enforcement to evacuate the school and conduct thorough checking of the premises.

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"We received a call regarding a bomb from the school (Mother Mary's School, Mayur Vihar) . Checking has been done, but nothing was found. It was a hoax call. One fire tender, bomb disposal squad and Delhi Police are present at the spot," said Fire Officer JB Singh. 

It comes within 24 hours of bomb threat to Delhi's Chacha Nehru Hospital in Shahdara. The threat was received via an email. One of the Chacha hospital's staff members alerted the authorities upon receiving the ominous email around 10 am. 

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Acting on the complaint, a comprehensive response was launched, involving the Bomb Disposal Squad, Delhi Fire Service personnel, and Delhi Police officials.    

Swatting Spree of False Bomb Threats

In a separate incident unfolded this week, an alarming email from a group identifying themselves as ‘Terrorizers 111' triggered a nationwide security alert with over 24 airports and terminals across country beefing up the security. 

Several bomb threats at Bhopal, Goa, Nagpur, Kolkata and Jaipur airports not only put the security personnel on high alert but also prompted the top cyber security agencies and IT organisations to track the source of threat. 

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Published May 1st, 2024 at 08:02 IST