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May 18, 2024

Several Delhi Hospitals Receive Bomb Threat Email, Search Operation Underway

teams along with bomb and dog squads have reached the schools.
(Representative Image)

teams along with bomb and dog squads have reached the schools.
(Representative Image)

This came days after a similar email was received by around 100 schools in Delhi-NCR

A bomb threat email was received at several hospital including Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, GTB Hospital, Dada Dev Hospital, Hedgewar Hospital and others.

Search operation underway, said Delhi Fire Service as per news agency ANI.

This came days after a similar email was received by around 100 schools in Delhi-NCR.

Earlier on May 12, eight city hospitals and IGI Airport received bomb threats through emails, which later turned out to be hoaxes.

The bomb threats were reported from Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal-3, Burari Hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, Janakpuri Super Speciality Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Dabri’s Dada Dev Hospital, a senior official of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said.

Security has been beefed up in all the hospitals in the city and additional police force deployment was made at the airport, however, nothing suspicious has so recovered from any of the locations so far.

On May 1, Around 130 schools in Delhi-NCR received bomb threats, prompting swift evacuation of students from campuses. The Ministry of Home Affairs asked people not to panic, adding that the threats were hoax calls.

Meanwhile, top intelligence sources had hinted that the ‘hoax call’ might have been intended to create terror.

“Bomb scare is a regular feature these days and agencies are trying to find out details from a period. This is happening on a regular frequency now. Similar threats were reported from Bengaluru and even a few schools in Delhi earlier,” the intelligence agency sources had told News18.

Notably, four IP addresses suspected to be generated through a Russia-based mailing company, sent from Moscow but without any cyber footprint, have made central agencies struggle to obtain details about the threat mail sent to 131 schools in Delhi-NCR.

Importantly, two IP addresses were traced back to Mumbai by a government operation centre that monitors websites.

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

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has also reviewed the situation and pressed on the need to enhance security and regular email monitoring in schools.

The home secretary emphasised the need to prepare detailed protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP) to handle any such situation in the future.

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