An anonymous email received by Delhi Police threatened that the Supreme Court would be attacked with bombs, prompting authorities to step up security at the court complex.
The email came a fortnight after Supreme Court judge Dipak Misra, who was part of the bench that refused to stay the
for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks, received a threatening letter at his residence.
Police sources said a person, whose identity is being withheld for security reasons, received the anonymous email with the threat of a bomb attack. The person forwarded the email to police on Monday.
Security around the Supreme Court complex on Tilak Marg was immediately beefed up, said police sources.
Security tightened around SC premises following bomb threat mail
The home ministry and intelligence agencies were informed about the email. All agencies responsible for securing the court complex were directed to remain alert.
A senior police officer confirmed the receipt of the email. “We have received an email in which anti-national elements have threatened a bomb attack at the Supreme Court,” said the officer. “We have forwarded the matter to our elite special cell for further probe. It could be a prank but we are not taking any chances,” he added.
On August 5, Justice Misra received an anonymous threatening letter that was apparently thrown into the backyard of his official residence over a wall that is not covered by CCTV camera.
The letter threatened Misra would be killed even if he remained under security cover. In view of the letter, the police provided Z-plus security cover to Misra.