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Bomb threat in Delhi schools: Russian domain may have been used for threatening emails sent to Delhi schools; Cyber Police on toes

While Delhi Police's Special Cell has initiated an investigation into bomb threats, no tangible evidence of wrongdoing has surfaced thus far

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- May 01st 2024 01:27 PM
Bomb threat in Delhi schools: Russian domain may have been used for threatening emails sent to Delhi schools; Cyber Police on toes

Bomb threat in Delhi schools: Russian domain may have been used for threatening emails sent to Delhi schools; Cyber Police on toes

PTC Web Desk: Amidst a flurry of panic, more than 80 schools across Delhi-NCR were targeted with bomb threats via email, raising concerns about safety and security. Sources close to the investigation revealed that the emails, which sparked widespread fear, originated from a server located in Russia, hinting at potential international involvement in the alarming incident.

According to sources, a single IP address was utilised to dispatch the threatening emails to the multitude of educational institutions in Delhi, adding a layer of complexity to the ongoing probe. The Cyber team of the Delhi Police swiftly joined the investigation to trace the origins of the malicious correspondence. Initial findings indicate that the email address employed for the threats bore a Russian domain, although the authorities are yet to confirm the exact location of the sender.



Delving deeper into the technological intricacies, investigators uncovered the possibility of a VPN connection being utilised to obfuscate the original IP address, a common tactic employed by cybercriminals to evade detection. Despite these challenges, the Cyber team is making all efforts to track down the perpetrators.

Sources within the investigative team raised the possibility of the Dark Web being utilised as a platform for orchestrating the sinister campaign. To ensure a comprehensive investigation, multiple teams from the Noida, Ghaziabad, and Delhi police departments have united their efforts, pooling resources to address the gravity of the situation.

Amidst the chaos, the Delhi Government's Directorate of Education moved swiftly to reassure parents and stakeholders, confirming that no dangerous devices or suspicious activities were found in any of the targeted schools. In a statement issued on social media platform X, the Directorate urged the public to remain calm and cooperative while emphasising the safety of students and faculty members.

Delhi Police PRO Suman Nalwa said no evidence of imminent danger was found during extensive search operations. Stressing the need for vigilance without succumbing to panic, Suman Nalwa urged parents to trust in the investigative process, assuring them of the authorities' unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of educational institutions.

In a bid to quell rising concerns and forestall frenzied searches, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released an official statement categorising the threatening emails as 'hoaxes.' While the Delhi Police's Special Cell has initiated an investigation into the bomb threats, no tangible evidence of wrongdoing has surfaced thus far.

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, personally overseeing the response efforts, called for a detailed report from the Delhi Police Commissioner. Reassuring parents and stakeholders, Saxena urged cooperation with the police while vowing to hold the perpetrators accountable for their actions.

- ANI

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