Advertisment

44 Bengaluru schools receive bomb threats via email, heavy police force deployed

author-image
Jasleen Kaur
Updated On
New Update
44 Bengaluru schools receive bomb threats via email, heavy police force deployed
Advertisment

PTC Web Desk:  At least 44 private schools in Bengaluru received alarming bomb threats via email, claiming the presence of explosives on their premises. The local authorities swiftly responded by deploying police teams to investigate and conduct thorough searches in the mentioned schools across various neighborhoods, including Whitefield, Koremangala, Basveshnagar, Yalahanka, and Sadashivanagar.

Advertisment

Expressing concern, Karnataka Home Minister G Parmeshwar highlighted the seriousness of the situation and urged the police to prioritise the investigation into the email's source.





Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dyanand assured the public of active investigations despite suspicions that the threats may be a hoax. He stressed the need of diligent efforts to identify those responsible for instigating panic through the false claims.

Advertisment

In response to the security threat, one of the affected schools promptly issued an advisory to parents, prioritising the safety of the students and choosing to dismiss classes immediately.

Reassuring worried parents, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah emphasised the implementation of precautionary measures and urged them not to panic. He directed the police to conduct thorough school inspections and enhance security arrangements.

Notably, one of the schools targeted by the threat is in proximity to Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar's residence. Shivakumar, acknowledging the gravity of the situation, assured that the police are actively investigating the matter and assured caution while urging against undue worry among parents.

Advertisment





Promising swift action, Shivakumar vowed that the cybercrime unit would apprehend the perpetrators within 24 hours. He advised vigilance in cybersecurity measures amid the ongoing investigation.

Interestingly, last year, a similar string of bomb threats targeted seven schools in Bengaluru, all of which were confirmed as hoaxes, as stated by the police.

bomb-threat-schools bengaluru-school-bomb-threat bengaluru-schools
Advertisment

Stay updated with the latest news headlines.

Follow us:
Advertisment