Seven Delhi hospitals, Tihar jail get bomb threat emails, search ops find nothing suspicious yet

This is the third bomb scare incident that has happened this month in the city.
Security personnel inspect inside the GTB Hospital after four Delhi hospitals received bomb threats via email, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 14, 2024.
Security personnel inspect inside the GTB Hospital after four Delhi hospitals received bomb threats via email, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 14, 2024.Photo | PTI

NEW DELHI: At least four hospitals in the national capital received bomb threat emails following which the security agencies were alerted and a massive search operation is currently underway.

This is the third bomb scare incident that has happened this month.

Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief Atul Garg said that they have received four bomb threat calls from the four hospitals on Tuesday. 

The calls to the fire department were received from Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital in Ashok Vihar at 10:45 am, from Dada Dev Hospital in Dabri at 10:55 am, from Hedgewar Hospital in Farsh Bazar at 11:01 am and from GTB Hospital at 11:12 am after which fire tenders were dispatched to all the four locations.

"A search operation is underway," the officer said.

Earlier two bomb hoax threats have sent the cops into a tizzy on two occasions.

According to a DFS official, the spate of calls began at 10.45 am.

The first hospital to call was Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital in north Delhi's Ashok Vihar at 9.45 am.

The second call came at 10.55 am from Dada Dev Hospital in Dabri in southwest Delhi, the third at 11.01 am from Hedgewar Hospital in east Delhi's Farsh Bazar and the fourth at 11.12 am from GTB Hospital in Shahdara, also in east Delhi.

Security personnel inspect inside the GTB Hospital after four Delhi hospitals received bomb threats via email, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 14, 2024.
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The other hospitals, Attar Sain Jain Hospital in Keshavpuram, Chacha Nehru Hospital in Geeta Colony and DDU Hospital in Hari Nagar also received the same mail, they said.

The police officials said that they had received some calls directly at their respective police stations from the hospitals.

A senior police officer said they received a call from Tihar jail about a similar email threat at 1 pm.

A thorough check was conducted.

The bomb disposal squad, bomb detection team, fire department and local police rushed to the spot to conduct searches, the officials said.

Just two days back on Sunday, bomb threat emails were sent to 21 addresses that included more than 5 hospitals and Delhi Airport.

Before that on May 1, over 150 schools in Delhi-NCR received an identical threat email claiming that explosives had been planted on their premises, triggering massive evacuations and searches. The authorities later declared it a hoax.

Meanwhile, on the investigation front, it has been revealed that the Sunday's threat was sent from Europe-based mailing service company beeble.com.

The sender had used a similar domain service provider while sending the threats to 70 schools in Bengaluru a few days ago.

(With inputs from PTI)

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