After hospitals, schools, Delhi's Tihar Jail on high alert after receiving bomb threat

Teams comprising the bomb disposal squad, bomb detection unit, fire department personnel, and local police promptly mobilized to conduct thorough searches in response to the alerts received by the hospitals.

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On a concerning Tuesday, Delhi's Tihar Jail found itself at the center of a bomb threat, mirroring similar warnings targeting schools, hospitals, and even the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport across the city, according to officials. The jail's authorities informed the Delhi Police about the threat, initiating thorough searches within the facility that houses notable inmates, including prominent politicians.

Widespread alerts across the city

Earlier in the day, four hospitals in the capital reported receiving bomb threats via email. Although officials from the Delhi Fire Service investigated the alerts at GTB Hospital, Dada Dev Hospital, Hedgewar Hospital, and Deep Chandra Bandhu Hospital, they found nothing suspicious thus far.

Teams comprising the bomb disposal squad, bomb detection unit, fire department personnel, and local police promptly mobilized to conduct thorough searches in response to the alerts received by the hospitals.

V K Sharma, the security officer at Hedgewar Hospital, confirmed that both the police and the bomb disposal squad had conducted checks twice, reassuring that no suspicious items were found during the inspections.

Recurrence of threats

This marks the fourth instance in the past month where various establishments, including schools, hospitals, and the airport, have faced such threats, heightening security concerns across the city.

Previous bomb threats

Notably, on May 12, as many as 20 hospitals in Delhi faced similar threats, alongside the IGI airport. However, subsequent investigations revealed that these threats were unfounded.

The city also grappled with a wave of hoax bomb threats targeting approximately 100 schools on May 1, with additional threats reaching schools in Noida, Lucknow, Jaipur, and beyond, adding to the mounting security challenges.