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Delhi High Court on high alert after hoax bomb call, cops look for caller

The hoax call was received by the Delhi police at 11am on Thursday. The caller claimed that bombs had been planted in Delhi High Court.

delhi Updated: Aug 17, 2017 14:21 IST
HT Correspondent & PTI
HT Correspondent & PTI
Hindustan Times, PTI
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The bomb squad was alerted and the Delhi High Court was scanned after the bomb call. (AFP FILE)

The Delhi High Court was on Thursday put on high alert after the police received an anonymous call about a bomb threat on its premises, which later turned out to be a hoax.

The call was received by the control room at around 11am. The caller claimed to have planted bombs inside the court complex and said there would be a blast inside the court premises within an hour. The call was made from north east Delhi from a mobile phone registered in western UP.

Following the call standard operating procedures were followed and Delhi Police Commandos of the Quick Reaction Team were deployed at Gate-5 of the High Court along with the Bomb Disposal Squad and fire tender vehicles.

The bomb squad was alerted and the entire court complex thoroughly scanned. However, the call was found to be a hoax, they said. Intensive search was carried out and sniffer dogs deployed.

The police are on the lookout for the caller who has since switched off his phone.

Senior police officials, including the ACP, were in high court and held meeting with the HC Registrar General D K Sharma in this regard, court sources told PTI.

Delhi High Court Bar Association Ex-officio Abhijat confirmed that the police had received such a call.”The police has received a call and search is going on. However work and court proceedings have not been affected,” he said.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 13:11 IST