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Three hotels in Bengaluru receive bomb threat emails, bomb squad dispatched

May 23, 2024 01:10 PM IST

Three hotels in Bengaluru receive bomb threat emails, bomb squad dispatched

The Bengaluru police on Thursday said three well-known hotels in Bengaluru received emails threatening a bomb blast. These hotels include The Oterra, said DCP South East Bengaluru.

Representtive Image: Police dispatched to The Oterra Hotel after bomb threat.(The Oterra Hotel)
Representtive Image: Police dispatched to The Oterra Hotel after bomb threat.(The Oterra Hotel)

The police added that upon getting information about the emails, bomb disposal and detection teams were deployed at the spot.

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This comes a day after North Block, which houses the ministry of home affairs received a bomb threat mail, which later turned out to be a hoax.

In April, bomb threat emails were sent to multiple schools in Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, Uttar Pradesh, and Bengaluru, sparking panic. All these threats were later determined to be hoaxes.

The Delhi high court has sought a detailed report regarding these incidents. In response, the Delhi Police submitted a report on May 17, indicating the deployment of five bomb disposal squads and 18 bomb detection teams across the city.

With a total of 1,764 schools falling under the Central Range, 1,032 in the Eastern Range, 1,762 in the Western Range, and 76 in the New Delhi Range, petitioners have raised concerns about the lack of a comprehensive action plan to address such threats and ensure the safety of students.

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Regarding the recent surge in bomb threat emails directed at schools, hospitals, and airports across India, Rajesh Kumar, the CEO of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), revealed that these messages were sent utilising VPNs (virtual private networks). He further said that investigative agencies were collaborating with multiple countries to identify the individuals responsible for these threats.

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