Updated January 7th, 2024 at 09:25 IST
Museum Bomb Blasts Hoax: Mumbai Police Forms Special Team To Find Out Sender Of Threatening Email
A day after the CSMVS museum received emails threatening bomb blasts in the city, the Mumbai Police formed a special team to find out the source of the emails.
Mumbai: A day after the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum received emails threatening bomb blasts at multiple locations in the city, the Mumbai Police has formed a special team to find out the source of the emails.
The emails, received around 4.40 am, warned that bomb blasts would be carried out at more than eight locations in the city, said a police official on Saturday, January 6.
The venues mentioned in the bomb threat emails include the CSMVS museum, the Nehru Science Centre and the Byculla Zoo (Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Botanical Udyan and Zoo).
One email message reportedly read: “I placed multiple explosives inside of the museum. The explosives are well hidden and they will go off in the morning. Everyone inside will die. We are a group called Tewrrorizers 111. Give our group’s name to the media or we won’t stop causing chaos.”
Soon after receiving the threatening emails, the Mumbai Police and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad carried out a thorough search of the CSMVS museum at Kala Ghoda in Fort.
“No trace of any explosives was found,” the police said.
Now, based on the Internet Protocol (IP) address, the special cyber team of the Mumbai Police will be tracing the sender of the emails.
Bomb threat sent from single email ID
An official of the Colaba police station in Mumbai revealed that the emails were sent from a single email ID/address. However, the sender has not been identified yet.
Based on the preliminary investigation, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered on Friday, January 5 against unidentified persons.
The police said that a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 505 (1) (b) (circulating rumour with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public), 506 (2) (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and other relevant provisions had been registered at the Colaba police station.
Published January 7th, 2024 at 09:23 IST