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Delhi schools bomb threat news Updates: Security beefed up across national capital

Delhi schools bomb threat news Updates: Schools in Delhi-NCR received bomb threat emails. Police conducting searches of the premises.
Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Noida: Police and Fire Services personnel arrive at the DPS School after a bomb threat was received by the school via e-mail, at Sector 30, in Noida, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Noida: Police and Fire Services personnel arrive at the DPS School after a bomb threat was received by the school via e-mail, at Sector 30, in Noida, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Delhi schools bomb threat news Updates: Multiple schools across Delhi-NCR have received bomb threats via email on Wednesday morning. Delhi Police are conducting thorough searches, and schools are being closed as part of precautionary measures. Delhi schools get bomb threat: What we know so far? 1. Multiple schools across Delhi-NCR received bomb threat emails on Wednesday morning....Read More

2. Bomb detection units, bomb disposal teams, and Delhi Fire Service personnel have been deployed to conduct search operations at the schools.

3. Schools receiving threats include Mayur Vihar's Mother Mary's, Amity Saket and Pushp Vihar, DPS Noida, and Sanskriti.

4. Initial investigations indicate a similar pattern of threatening emails sent to multiple locations since yesterday, suggesting a coordinated effort.

5. As a precautionary measure, schools affected by the threats have closed for the day, with students being sent home immediately and arrangements made for private commuters to collect their children.

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May 1, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Delhi Police Special Cell to investigate school bomb hoax case

Delhi Police Special Cell to investigate school bomb hoax case: Delhi Police officials.

May 1, 2024 4:30 PM IST

A case is being registered in the bomb haox case

A case is being registered in the matter pertaining to Delhi schools receiving bomb threat email today: Delhi Police Special Cell

May 1, 2024 4:17 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat: Email contains word 'Swaraiim', used by Islamic state since 2014

Sources in the Delhi Police have revealed that the email used to threaten over 80 Delhi-NCR schools in the early hours of Wednesday contained the word 'Swaraiim', which is an Arabic word used by the Islamic State since 2014. According to the sources, the email ID from which Delhi NCR schools were sent the threat letter is 'sawariim@mail.ru.' The investigation so far has revealed that 'Sawariim' (clashing of the swords) is an Arabic word, that has been used by the Islamic State since 2014 to spread Islamist propaganda. As per the sources, the Delhi Police is investigating if there is a conspiracy by any organisation behind these threatening emails.

May 1, 2024 4:07 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Security beefed up across Delhi

Security was beefed up in several parts of the national capital after more than 80 schools in the Delhi and NCR received bomb threats via emails, officials on Wednesday said. Police said that so far all bomb threats have been found to be hoax, but they have stepped up security at all metro and railway stations, bus stands, and markets. "We have stepped up security at every station. We have also alerted our staff to keep strict vigil on any suspicion activity," Deputy Commissioner of Police (railways) K P S Malhotra told PTI. A senior security officer said, "A general advisory has been issued in the Delhi Metro network and CISF personnel have been asked to remain extra vigilant." Another officer said that additional police force, along with paramilitary, has been deployed in several parts of Delhi and barricades have been installed at city borders.

May 1, 2024 3:36 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Email username is an arabic word used by the Islamic State to spread Islamist propaganda 

The e-mail ID from which Delhi NCR schools were sent the bomb threat letter is sawariim@mail.ru. The investigation so far has revealed that 'Sawariim' (clashing of the swords) is an Arabic word, which has been used by the Islamic State since 2014 to spread Islamist propaganda. Delhi Police is investigating if there is a conspiracy of any organisation behind these threatening e-mails, says ANI. 

May 1, 2024 3:34 PM IST

At least 100 schools receive bomb threats in Delhi NCR, found nothing after checks, say police 

In a scare of unprecedented scale, at least 100 schools in the Delhi NCR area received an identical bomb threat by email early Wednesday, triggering mass evacuations and massive searches as panicked parents rushed to pick up their children. The threat was declared a hoax as "nothing objectionable" was found during searches, police said. Police sources said that the email schools received had the same source, suspected to be sent from Russia aimed at creating panic. They added that it is also possible that culprits may have masked their identity using the dark net.

May 1, 2024 3:30 PM IST

Three schools in Noida, Gr Noida receive bomb threat over email 

At least three schools in Noida and Greater Noida had to be evacucated after they allegedly received bomb threat over email on Wednesday morning, officials said. 

Among the schools where the bomb threat was reported include DPS Noida in Sector 30, DPS in Sector 122 and DPS in Knowledge Park 5, Greater Noida, said officials. 

Parents of students at these schools received a message at 8.30 am on Wednesday, stating, "This is to inform you that the school has received an email that threatens the safety and security of the students. As a precautionary measure we are sending the students back home immediately. Private commuters please arrange to collect your child from the school premises as soon as possible from the respective gates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding".

May 1, 2024 3:18 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: 21 schools of West district reported receiving the bomb-threat-email

21 schools of West district reported receiving the bomb-threat-email. The evacuation of students and faculty was done immediately by the local police and Bomb Disposal Team has been checking those schools. Nothing suspicious has been reported to have been found so far: Police

May 1, 2024 3:17 PM IST

Delhi Education Minister Atishi on bomb threat to several schools in Delhi-NCR

"This is very unfortunate that someone is trying to target children and their parents and trouble them. Fortunately, this threat turned out to be a hoax. We were constantly in touch with the Delhi Police. Delhi police sent a bomb squad to each school that received a threat, and a thorough search was carried out. No such thing, which could prove to be dangerous for children, was found in any school. We hope that the Delhi Police will soon find out who sent this hoax e-mail and from where, and strict action is taken against the accused... I would urge the parents to not panic... Schools will be closely monitored and schools will function normally tomorrow onwards."

May 1, 2024 2:51 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: LG seeks report on bomb hoax

More than 70 schools from across Delhi NCR received emails threatening that their may be a bomb in the school premises, prompting the Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena to seek an urgent report from the Delhi police. The LG will also be visiting one of the schools, DAV Model Town, that received the threat email that is being analysed by the schools as of now. "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 and ensure there are no lapses," the LG posted on X (formerly Twitter).

May 1, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: "Likely to be hoaxes," says Delhi Fire chief 

Director of Delhi Fire Services Atul Garg on Wednesday said that email bomb threats received by over 80 schools in the Delhi-NCR area today were most likely hoaxes. Many schools sent their students home after receiving the threat mails that triggered panic among parents. "We have received more than 80 calls in Delhi only. There were calls about bomb threats, and we responded to all the calls and sent fire tenders to all the locations. But some schools have started sending their vehicles back. I believe all these calls are likely to turn out to be hoaxes," Garg said. Garg emphasized that it is critical to attend to every call, even if it might be a false alarm, as safety is the top priority.

May 1, 2024 2:23 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: DPS Vasant Kunj evacuated amid bomb hoax

Approximately 3500 students were sent home by school buses or were taken by parents from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, as precautionary measure after its multiple branches received bomb threat on Wednesday morning, said school authorities.

They said that the school bags of all the students have been kept submitted at their benches as precautionary measure. Officials said that the school started as usual from 7.15am but soon after threat email was recieved along with the other branches, alerts were sent to all the parents between 8am and 8.30am for taking their wards back.

"All 28 buses of the school were immediately pressed into action and those students who availed bus service were made to board them to being sent back home. However, before making them board, police and bomb detection and disposal squad sanitized each and every bus," said a senior security official of the school adding that the school was vacated by 10.30am.

May 1, 2024 2:18 PM IST

A school in Lucknow too received a threat message

A school in Lucknow too received a threat message that causing alarm, similar to the 100 schools in the Delhi-NCR region that received emails threatening bombs. The incident of Lucknow's Amity school in Vrindavan colony, a police squad visited the location but discovered nothing. 

“We received the information from the school authorities, after which a team was sent and teh entire schoolwas scanned, but nothing was found,” said station house officer, Brijesh Chandra Tiwari, PGI police station.

May 1, 2024 2:03 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Security beefed up across Delhi

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Security measures were intensified across various areas of the national capital as nearly 100 schools in Delhi and the NCR region received bomb threats via emails, officials said on Wednesday, PTI reporte. Police authorities stated that thus far, all reported bomb threats have been deemed hoaxes. However, they have heightened security protocols at metro and railway stations, bus terminals, and marketplaces in response to the situation.

May 1, 2024 1:31 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Gurugram police says no suspicious items have been found anywhere

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: As a precautionary measure, some schools in Gurugram were checked by bomb disposal teams and other police units. So far, no suspicious items have been found anywhere. Gurugram police appeal to the general public not to panic or worry about their safety. Delhi and Gurugram police are investigating the source of the received emails. Preliminary investigations have revealed that these emails were intended to create fear and are deemed as hoaxes, the Gurugram police said in a statement.

May 1, 2024 1:06 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Culprits will not be spared, says LG

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi LG VK Saxena told reporters, “Delhi police reached very quickly and the entire area has been cordoned off and search operations are going on. Dog squads, and bomb disposal units are also working. I want to assure the people of Delhi that Delhi Police is fully prepared and we will try to prevent any untoward incident from happening. Delhi Police has found out from where these emails are coming, investigation is underway. All I would like to say is that the culprits will not be spared and will be given strict punishment...,” ANI reported.

May 1, 2024 12:50 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Just joined? Here's all you need to know

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: 

1. Multiple schools in Delhi-NCR received bomb threat emails on Wednesday morning, triggering widespread concern. 

2. Bomb detection units, disposal teams, and Delhi Fire Service personnel swiftly responded, conducting thorough searches at affected schools which turns out to be hoax.

3. Schools targeted include prominent institutions such as Mother Mary's, Amity, DPS campuses, and Sanskriti, amplifying security measures across the region. 

4. Initial investigations indicate a coordinated effort, with similar threatening emails sent to various locations since yesterday, heightening fears of potential danger. 

5. As a precautionary measure, schools were closed, sending students home immediately, while authorities reassured the public.

May 1, 2024 12:40 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Nearly 100 schools recevied bomb threat

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi Fire Service said it received 97 bomb threat calls from across city.

May 1, 2024 12:35 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: ‘All students, teachers are safe,’ says education department

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi education department said: "Today, few schools of Delhi got hoax bomb calls/ mails. Nothing adverse/questionable was found anywhere by Delhi Police. All our students and teachers are safe.All are requested not to panic. To relieve the parents, students were allowed to leave if parents had reached school."

May 1, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Delhi-NCR schools bomb threat news LIVE: No explosive device was found, says Noida police

Delhi-NCR schools bomb threat news LIVE: Shivhari Meena, additional commissioner of police (law & order), Noida said: Today morning a chain of schools received a threatening email. Upon information, police teams were dispatched to these schools immediately, along with Bomb Disposal Squad. The schools were evacuated and thoroughly checked by the police teams. No explosive device was found at any of these schools. This has been proven beyond doubt that the emails were for rumour-mongering. It is our request to all parents and schools not to pay heed to such rumours and if someone is found spreading it, to report to the local police immediately. 

May 1, 2024 12:09 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Police term incident 'terror threat'

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: A senior officer from Delhi Police termed the bomb threat emails received at multiple schools in Delhi-NCR as an act of "terror threat", and said that the counter intelligence unit (CIU) of the special cell has taken up the matter.

"We are in the process of registering a first information report (FIR) in connection with the bomb threat emails received at schools in the national capital. It is certainly a terror threat. As of now, we can not definitely say if any terror group is behind the bomb threat emails or any individual sent such emails. Our probe is underway," he said. s

May 1, 2024 12:03 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Over 60 schools got threat calls

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg said that multiple distress calls regarding bomb threats were received from various school authorities as well as the Delhi Police officers. "There were repeated calls from one place. As of now we can say that bomb threat calls from nearly 60 schools were received at our fire control room. Our fire tenders returned from some schools as they were already evacuated and checked. The numbers may increase," said Garg.

May 1, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Students panic even as schools take precautionary measures

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: A 35-year-old woman whose son studies in class 7 in DPS VK said that they received a message from school around 8:30am saying that the school is being shut for the day due to unavoidable circumstances. "I called one of the teachers and she told me about the bomb threat. The school buses then dropped the kids around 11am," she said. Her son, a class 7 student, said that they were not informed by teachers about what happened. They were just taken to an open ground in the school.

May 1, 2024 11:47 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: No need to panic, says MHA

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: There is no need to panic. It appears to be hoax call. Delhi Police and security agencies are taking necessary steps as per protocol, Union home ministry said.

Read in detail- Delhi-NCR school bomb threats: MHA says nothing found, 'appear to be hoax'

May 1, 2024 11:35 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Nothing objectionable has been found, say Delhi Police

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: “Some schools of Delhi received E-mails regarding bomb threats. Delhi Police has conducted thorough check of all such schools as per protocol. Nothing objectionable has been found. It appears that these calls seem to be hoax. We request the public not to panic and maintain peace,” Delhi Police said in a statement.

May 1, 2024 11:26 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: No suspicious items found, likely hoax, says Delhi Fire Services director

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Amidst the bomb threats to multiple schools in Delhi-NCR, Atul Garg, director of Delhi Fire Services, said, "We received approximately 60 calls regarding bomb threats in schools. We promptly dispatched fire tenders to the locations. Some fire tenders have already returned from certain schools as no suspicious items were found. I believe these calls will likely be deemed hoaxes."

May 1, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Nothing found, bogus mail, says Noida police officer

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Hridesh Katheria, additional DCP of Central Noida, informed that DPS school in Knowledge Park-5, Greater Noida has been duly checked by bomb disposal squad and police personnel. "The school received a bomb threat via email but it has been found bogus as nothing has come up during checking," he said.

May 1, 2024 11:15 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Schools in Noida also get threats

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Manish Mishra, additional deputy commissioner of police, Noida, informed that a bomb disposal squad has been deployed at the schools which received the threats. “Intensive checking is being carried out at DPS Noida in Sector 30 and DPS Noida in Sector 122. All students have been evacuated and bomb disposal squads have been dispatched here as well,” said the Additional DCP. 

May 1, 2024 11:05 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi LG seeks detailed report from police

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) has instructed the Police Commissioner to provide a comprehensive report on the bomb threats targeting schools in Delhi-NCR. 

The LG has directed the Delhi Police to conduct a meticulous search within school premises, identify the perpetrators, and ensure no security lapses occur.

“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 LG 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.

May 1, 2024 10:57 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Bomb squad at schools

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Bomb disposal squad outside DPS Knowledge Park 5, Greater Noida.

May 1, 2024 10:56 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Three schools in Noida, Gr Noida receive bomb threat over email

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: : At least three schools in Noida and Greater Noida had to be evacucated after they allegedly received bomb threat over email on Wednesday morning, officials said. 

Among the schools where the bomb threat was reported include DPS Noida in Sector 30, DPS in Sector 122 and DPS in Knowledge Park 5, Greater Noida, said officials. 

Parents of students at these schools received a message at 8.30 am on Wednesday, stating, "This is to inform you that the school has received an email that threatens the safety and security of the students. As a precautionary measure we are sending the students back home immediately. Private commuters please arrange to collect your child from the school premises as soon as possible from the respective gates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding". 

According to officials, these three schools have been evacuated. "Senior officials are at the schools where the bomb threats were reported from. Taking cognizance of the threats, checking and necessary action is being taken in and around the schools," said a Noida police spokesperson.

(From Ashni Dhaor)

May 1, 2024 10:52 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Students moved out of schools

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Students being evacuated to a safe place at St Thomas Dwarka school.

May 1, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: SPV school also closed

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Sardar Patel Vidyalaya has also shut down as per precautionary measures.

"Dear Parents, All children who are bus users, the school busses will be leaving school between 10:15 AM and 10:30 AM. Regards, SPV," the school said.

May 1, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Schools asking parents to get student as soon as possible

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi Public School's principal office said in a statement: This is to inform you that the school has received an email that threatens the safety and security of the students. As a precautionary measure we are sending the students back home immediately. Private commuters please arrange to collect your child from the school premises as soon as possible from the respective gates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

May 1, 2024 10:37 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Students sent back

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Amity Pushp Vihar and Saket also received bomb threats and were evacuated under police instructions. The schools will remain closed for today until further notice, said a spokesperson.

May 1, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: 10 schools from East Delhi get threat mail

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: At least 10 schools in East Delhi reported receiving bomb threat emails. Police are advising school authorities to thoroughly check their email inboxes, including spam folders, for these emails. A senior police officer from the East Police District noted that the number of affected schools may increase.

May 1, 2024 10:33 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Which schools have recevied threat?

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: As of now, at least eight schools have recevied similar bomb threat emails. They are:

• Delhi Public School- Noida, RK Puram, Vasant Kunj, Dwarka

• Mother Mary's

• Amity Saket and Pushp Vihar

• Sanskriti School

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

May 1, 2024 10:23 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Nothing found in any schools yet, says education minister Atishi

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Delhi education minister Atishi said that several schools received bomb threats this morning. She said that students have been safely evacuated, and the premises are currently being searched by Delhi Police.

"So far nothing has been found in any of the schools. We are in constant touch with the Police and the schools. Would request parents and citizens not to panic. School authorities will be in touch with parents wherever needed," Atishi said in an X post.

Read in detail- Minister Atishi's request to parents as multiple Delhi-NCR schools receive ‘bomb threats’

May 1, 2024 10:16 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: What does the initial investigation say? 

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: According to the Delhi Police, the initial investigation shows that since yesterday, emails have been sent to many places, and it seems to follow the same pattern. 

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

May 1, 2024 10:11 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Bomb disposal team, bomb detection unit carry out search operation in schools

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: A bomb detection unit, bomb disposal team, and team from the Delhi Fire Service have been mobilised to the schools that received bomb threats, where they are conducting a search operation.

May 1, 2024 10:00 AM IST

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: Multiple schools receive threat call

Delhi schools bomb threat news LIVE: “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.

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