Bomb hoax at Delhi High Court

Delhi police

Summary: The Delhi Police and several security agencies were on kept on their toes after the Police Control Room received a threat call regarding a bomb on the High Court premises.

Delhi Police Commandos at the Delhi High Court following bomb call.

Teams of Delhi Police, SWAT, bomb squad and fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The threat eventually turned out to be a hoax call.

Delhi High Court Bar Association Ex-officio Abhijat confirmed that the police had received such a call. However, the call was found to be a hoax, they said.

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The Delhi police are on the lookout for the caller who has since switched off his phone.

ANI had reported that SWAT teams, fire tenders and a bomb squad had reached the court premises. Intensive search was carried out and sniffer dogs deployed.

Meanwhile, reports claims that the call, traced to a number in western Uttar Pradesh, was received by a PCR van from Bhajanpura in North East Delhi around 10.45 am on Thursday. A man called and claimed that he has planted bombs inside the court complex, the police said. However, court proceeding continued normally.

During the search operation, policemen were seen frisking the visitors and asking them to produce their identity cards. People were still going inside the complex and even the media was allowed inside.

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