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Bomb hoax in South Delhi school strikes panic

After the threat was received through an e-mail, the school was evacuated and bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs were deployed on the spot.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

A bomb threat call at a public school in South Delhi’s Sadiq Nagar sent a panic wave on Monday in the entire area.

After the threat was received through an e-mail, the school was evacuated and bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs were deployed on the spot. However, after the investigation, it was found to be a hoax.

According to a source, the e-mail was received at around 1.19 pm from an unknown address, in which it was claimed that a bomb has been planted in the premises of Indian Public School in the at Sadiq Nagar area on BRT road.

Immediately, it was informed to the police. On receipt of the information, a police team from the Defence Colony Police Station, along with a bomb disposal squad (BDS) and a dog squad reached the school and the school was evacuated safely.

After the evacuation, the BDS and dog squads conducted a thorough search of the school premises, but found nothing suspicious.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Delhi), Chandan Chaudhary said the threat looked like a mischievous act by someone to create panic in the area. The e-mail and the address from which it was sent are being investigated by a cyber team of the Delhi Police.

According to the DCP, the email was received on the official email ID of Indian Public School, Sadiq Nagar, BRT road that a bomb was planted in the premises of the school, on which the police acted swiftly, but found nothing. Further investigation is on.