Bomb Threats Target Two Delhi Hospitals and IGI Airport; Search Operations Initiated

Bomb Threats Target Two Delhi Hospitals and IGI Airport; Search Operations Initiated

Bomb Threats Target Two Delhi Hospitals and IGI Airport; Search Operations Initiated

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Two hospitals and Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi were subjected to bomb threats via email on May 12, according to preliminary reports. The Burari Government Hospital and Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri received bomb threats via emails, as reported by News Agency. The Delhi Fire Service confirmed that the IGI airport also received a similar threat.

In response, search operations are currently underway, as stated by the Delhi Fire Service. The Delhi Police, alongside Bomb Disposal Teams (BDT), have been deployed to Burari Hospital, where nothing suspicious has been found thus far, as per a statement by the Delhi Police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) M K Meena affirmed that local police, bomb squad, and dog squad swiftly responded to the threat at Burari Hospital. Similar measures were taken at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital upon receiving the bomb threat, with officials initiating checks at the premises.

The recent bomb threats follow a wave of similar incidents, including the unprecedented scare in which over 150 schools in Delhi-NCR received identical threat emails on Wednesday. Despite extensive searches, authorities found nothing objectionable, ultimately deeming it a hoax.

Initial investigations suggest a potential deeper conspiracy involving a terror group, particularly during the Lok Sabha elections. Authorities suspect the involvement of an ISIS module in sending the threatening emails, with the origin traced to Russia and possibly facilitated through the dark web.

Given the seriousness of the situation and the potential nationwide implications, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) may intervene to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.

The string of bomb threats has prompted heightened vigilance among law enforcement agencies, underscoring the imperative to address such threats swiftly and comprehensively to ensure public safety.