New Delhi: Home Ministry Receives Bomb Threat, Nothing Found In Searches

New Delhi: Home Ministry Receives Bomb Threat, Nothing Found In Searches

New Delhi: Home Ministry Receives Bomb Threat, Nothing Found In Searches

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New Delhi, May 23, 2024 – The Ministry of Home Affairs received a bomb threat on Wednesday, prompting a swift response and search of the North Block building. Despite the urgency, nothing suspicious was found, according to sources.

Key Points 

• Police Control Room at North block receives email

• Police find nothing threatening after searching the building

• IP address from which mail was generated to be traced

The threat was sent via email to the Police Control Room located in the North Block, which houses several key government offices. The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) confirmed that the email was received around 3:30 pm. Following standard protocol, police conducted a thorough search of the red-stone building but found no evidence of any explosive device. The email has since been classified as ‘fake’ by the authorities.

Authorities are now focused on tracing the origin of the email. The IP address and location from which the threat was sent have yet to be identified. An official noted that pinpointing the source is a priority to prevent further disruptions and identify the individual or group responsible for the hoax.

This incident follows a series of similar threats in the Delhi-NCR region. Earlier this month, around 150 schools received bomb threat emails, which were later traced to Budapest, Hungary. These threats also turned out to be hoaxes, causing unnecessary panic and disruption.

The recent spate of hoax threats has targeted various establishments, including schools, hospitals, airports, and government buildings. Each incident has necessitated extensive security checks, all of which have fortunately resulted in no actual danger being found.

While no actual threat was found, these incidents have raised concerns about public safety and the effectiveness of current security measures.