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Hoax call to blow up Delhi HC premises

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 18, 2017, 2:13 am IST
Updated : Aug 18, 2017, 2:13 am IST

The bomb squad was alerted and the entire court complex thoroughly scanned. However, the call was found to be a hoax, they said.

Police officials check vehicles outside the high court after a hoax bomb call in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)
 Police officials check vehicles outside the high court after a hoax bomb call in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi high court was on Thursday put on high alert after the police received an anonymous call about a bomb threat on its premises, which later turned out to be a hoax.

Soon after the call was received at around 11 am, Delhi police commandos of the Quick Reaction Team were instantly deployed at Gate-5 of the high court along with the Bomb Disposal Squad and fire tender vehicles. A man called and claimed that he has planted bombs inside the court complex, the police said.

The bomb squad was alerted and the entire court complex thoroughly scanned. However, the call was found to be a hoax, they said. Intensive search was carried out along with sniffer squad. The police are on the lookout for the caller who has since switched off his phone. The police are on the lookout for the caller who has since switched off his phone. Senior police officials, including the ACP, were in high court and held meeting with the HC registrar general D.K. Sharma in this regard. 

“The police has received a call and search is going on. However work and court proceedings have not been affected,” he said

A Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team has also been sent to the court premises in central Delhi’s Sher Shah Road. Later, the police claimed that the man has been traced to Baghpat.

Tags: hoax call, delhi high court, bomb disposal squad
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi