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DPS Dwarka, Amity, several other Delhi-NCR schools get bomb threats, search on

May 01, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news: Schools in Delhi get bomb threat emails, police searching premises.

At least eight schools in different parts of Delhi-NCR, including several campuses of Delhi Public School, Amity and Mother Mary's, received emails threatening a bomb attack on Wednesday morning. As a precaution, the schools are being evacuated, and the Delhi Police are conducting a thorough search of the premises, officials said.

Bomb disposal squad outside DPS Knowledge Park 5, Greater Noida.(Sourced)
Bomb disposal squad outside DPS Knowledge Park 5, Greater Noida.(Sourced)

A bomb detection unit, bomb disposal team, and team from the Delhi Fire Service have been mobilised to the schools, where they are conducting a search operation.

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"Information was received regarding a bomb in Delhi Public School, Dwarka. Delhi Police, Bomb Disposal Squad and fire tenders have arrived on the spot. Search is underway," Delhi Police said in a statement.

Officials confirmed that Mayur Vihar's Mother Mary's, Amity Saket and Pushp Vihar, DPS Noida, Vasant Kunj, RK Puram, and Sanskriti schools also received similar threats.

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Initial investigation shows a similar pattern: Delhi Police

"Initial investigation shows that since yesterday, emails have been sent to many places, and it seems to follow the same pattern, Delhi Police said.

“The mail does not mention a dateline or BCC, which means that one message has been sent to many places. The investigation is ongoing,” it added.

Schools closed as a precautionary measure.

“This is to inform you that the school has received an email that threatens the safety and security of the students. As a precaution, we are sending the students back home immediately,” DPS Noida's principal's office issued a statement.

“Private commuters, please arrange to collect your child from the school premises as soon as possible at the respective gates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding,” it added.

A spokesperson said Amity Pushp Vihar and Saket also received bomb threats and have been evacuated as per police instructions. The schools will remain closedtoday until further notice.

Delhi schools get bomb threat: What we know so far?

1. Multiple schools in Delhi-NCR received bomb threat emails Wednesday morning.

2. Bomb detection units, disposal teams, and Delhi Fire Service personnel are conducting search operations at affected schools.

3. Schools targeted include Mother Mary's in Mayur Vihar, Amity in Saket and Pushp Vihar, DPS campuses, and Sanskriti.

4. Initial investigations show a similar pattern of threatening emails sent to various locations since yesterday, indicating a coordinated effort.

5. Schools have closed as a precaution, sending students home immediately.

Delhi LG seeks detailed report from police

“Spoke to the Police Commissioner and sought a detailed report into the bomb threats at schools in Delhi-NCR. Directed Delhi Police to carry out a thorough search in school premises, identify the culprits & ensure there are no lapses,” Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena said in an X post.

“I request the parents not to panic and co-operate with the administration in ensuring safety of schools and the children. The miscreants & culprits will not be spared,” he added.

(Inputs from reporters)

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