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Bomb threat email to Delhi Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri area, thorough search conducted

A police officer said that an e-mail threat stating bomb was planted in the premises was received on the official email address of the Rail Museum on Tuesday.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan New Delhi Updated on: June 12, 2024 15:48 IST
Bomb scare at Delhi Rail Museum
Image Source : PTI Bomb scare at Delhi Rail Museum.

A bomb threat email was received by the Rail Museum situated in the Chanakyapuri area of New Delhi, causing a temporary scare. According to officials, the alarming message, which claimed that a bomb had been planted on the premises, was sent to the museum's official email address on Tuesday. In response, security personnel conducted a comprehensive search of the entire facility. After a thorough inspection, authorities confirmed that no suspicious items or explosive devices were found.

A police officer involved in the investigation reassured the public, stating that the threat had been taken seriously and appropriate measures were swiftly implemented to ensure safety. When they spotted the email in their inbox on Wednesday, the museum officials informed the local police at about 11 am, he added.

Bomb scare turns out hoax

The bomb detection team, bomb disposal squad, fire officials and local police conducted a thorough search after which they declared it a hoax. The sender of the email had sent the same to some more museums, sources said. Several similar emails were sent to the schools and hospitals in Delhi last month. The Special Cell is investigating these case.

Delhi airport bomb scare

Earlier on Tuesday, a 13-year-old boy was apprehended for allegedly sending an email to the Delhi airport falsely claiming that a bomb had been planted in a Toronto-bound Air Canada flight. The boy sent the threat "just for fun" to check whether it could be traced back to him or not, they said. After being apprehended, the boy was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. "On June 4, a PCR call was received at 11.25 pm regarding a bomb threat e-mail for flight number AC043 scheduled from Delhi to Toronto at the IGI Airport police station," Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Usha Rangnani said.

(With PTI inputs)

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