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Delhi schools bomb scare: Security forces intensifies, mock drills conducted at key locations

Mock drills conducted across various key locations in the city, including schools, airports, metro stations, and government buildings

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 04th 2024 11:26 AM
Delhi schools bomb scare: Security forces intensifies, mock drills conducted at key locations

Delhi schools bomb scare: Security forces intensifies, mock drills conducted at key locations

Delhi schools bomb scare:  After recent hoax bomb threats that targeted over 250 schools in the Delhi-NCR region, security forces have intensified their preparedness through a series of mock drills across various key locations in the city, including schools, airports, metro stations, and government buildings.


On Saturday, a mock drill took place at Delhi Public School in Delhi's RK Puram area. This drill, involving the Delhi Police and the National Security Guard (NSG), was designed to test the readiness and response capabilities of security forces in case of emergencies.

Both male and female officials from the police and NSG participated, with NSG vehicles and buses on site for the exercise.

In addition to schools, the security forces have expanded these mock drills to other critical locations.

On Friday, the NSG and Delhi Police conducted a similar exercise at the Parliament building, emphasizing the importance of security at high-profile government sites.

Drills took place near Delhi's Jhandewalan Temple and at Hyderabad House, underlining the comprehensive approach taken by security agencies to ensure safety across multiple public and government facilities.

Hyderabad House is the State Guest House of the Prime Minister of India. It is used by the Government of India for banquets and as a venue for meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries.

Another drill was carried out at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, with DCP Usha Rangnani stating that "different agencies are coordinating and checking their drills" to ensure seamless response during emergencies.

The security forces also extended their mock drills to Delhi's public transportation system, with a significant exercise conducted at Rajiv Chowk metro station, one of the busiest transit points in the city.

However, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an official statement saying that the email appeared to be a 'hoax'.

"There is no need to panic. The mail appears to be a hoax. Delhi Police and security agencies are taking necessary steps as per protocol," the official release from the MHA read.


- With inputs from agencies

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