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Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital in Mira Road receives bomb threat email, search underway

Jun 17, 2024 02:30 PM IST

Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai's Mira Road received a bomb threat through email on Monday, news agency ANI reported

Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai's Mira Road received a bomb threat through email on Monday, news agency ANI reported. After receiving the threat of a bomb in a hospital, the police barricaded the premises to stop the movement of the people. The bomb squad and dog squad have reached the spot for investigation, Mira-Bhayandar, Vasai-Virar (MBVV) police, said.

Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai's Mira Road received a bomb threat through email on Monday.(PTI)
Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai's Mira Road received a bomb threat through email on Monday.(PTI)

In a similar incident, a mental hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district received a bomb threat via email on June 12 which was later considered to be fake. Upon getting the information about the threat, the police and the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) team had reached the hospital located in Banganga locality in the city and scanned the premises but nothing was found.

On June 12 itself, several museums, including the National Museum and Rail Museum, and two mental health institutes – IHBAS (Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences) and VIMHANS (Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro and Allied Sciences) – received bomb threat e-mails in New Delhi. The officials said that nothing suspicious was found in the searches and later the calls were declared hoax.

The e-mails were received by the National Museum in Kartavya Path, Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri and Gandhi Museum in Daryaganj and several others stating that the bomb was planted in their premises.

Two medical facilities – IHBAS located in Shahdara and Vimhans Hospital in Lajpat Nagar – also received the threat e-mails containing the same contents, the officials said.

Last month, a caller, who had threatened to bomb the airport and Taj Hotel in Mumbai, was arrested from Uttar Pradesh. The accused has been identified as Arvind Rajput. Mumbai Police said that it had received a threat call in which a caller mentioned that bombs had been placed at the Taj Hotel and at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in the city.

Police carried out searches at the premises but nothing suspicious was found.

That came days after the Mumbai Police control room received a bomb threat call in which the caller informed the cops that there would be a blast at McDonald's located in Dadar.

Police said the caller mentioned that while travelling in a bus, he overheard a conversation between two people who were talking about "blowing up McDonald's".Police further added that they did not find any suspicious objects at the spot.

Earlier, the Delhi Police said that the Police Control Room in North Block, which houses the ministry of home affairs, received a bomb threat mail. That incident followed several schools in Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, Uttar Pradesh and Bengaluru had received bomb threats via emails, creating a panic situation. However, all threat emails to schools turned out to be hoaxes.

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