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Rajasthan: Schools in Jaipur receive bomb threat, students evacuated

Four or five schools have received bomb threats, according to the Jaipur Police. The schools have been visited by police.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 13th 2024 10:34 AM
Rajasthan: Schools in Jaipur receive bomb threat, students evacuated

Rajasthan: Schools in Jaipur receive bomb threat, students evacuated

PTC News Desk: According to news agency PTI, which cited police, at least four schools in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, received bomb threats by email on Monday. Police teams, dog squads, and bomb squads have arrived at the schools, and staff and students have been evacuated.

This development occurs 12 days after comparable messages sent to over 150 Delhi-NCR schools caused an unparalleled level of fear.

"Terrorist threats have been made against 45 schools. "Police have arrived at the schools," stated Biju George Joseph, Commissioner of Police in Jaipur. The police stated that a team is attempting to identify the sender of the email that included the threat.Email bomb threats were sent on Sunday to 20 hospitals, the IGI airport, and the CPRO office of Northern Railways in Delhi.

Officials added that while threats against Delhi schools came from a mailing service located in Russia, threats against hospitals and two other locations on Sunday came from a mailing business based in Europe called "beeble.com."

The email was sent to one hospital with duplicates marked to others with identical information, a police officer informed PTI. It is being verified by cyber experts, according to the officer, that it originated from the sender ID "courtgroup03@beeble.com".

"I have placed explosive devices inside your building," stated the letter's contents. Within the next hour, they will blow up. This is not a threat; you have a few hours to defuse the device or you will be held accountable for the deaths of innocent individuals inside the structure. The 'Court' is the entity responsible for this slaughter.

In order to prevent the IP address from being traced, the Delhi Police believe the email was transmitted using a proxy server or VPN. According to the source quoted by PTI, the Delhi Police Special Cell is expected to launch an investigation and file a formal complaint.

Bomb threats against schools in Delhi-NCR

An identical threat email was sent to more than 150 schools in the Delhi-NCR on May 1st, alleging that bombs had been put on the school grounds. This led to widespread searches and evacuations. Later on, the authorities called it a hoax.

The domain of the emails was linked to Russia by the special cell of the Delhi Police's anti-terror unit, and it is believed to have been created with the assistance of the dark web, which is an encrypted internet material that enables people to conceal their identity and whereabouts from others.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla discussed the problem with senior officials following the fake emails to schools, emphasizing the need to increase security, install CCTV cameras, and routinely monitor emails in the schools in addition to creating a comprehensive policy and SOPs to handle.

Bomb threats to Delhi hospitals

After receiving information about the threat from Brurari Hospital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, police teams were dispatched and complaints from multiple hospitals throughout the city were received. However, as of right now, "nothing suspicious" has been discovered, according to officials.

According to a senior Delhi Fire Services official, the following hospitals reported bomb threats: Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Dada Dev Hospital in Dabri, Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital in Civil Lines, Burari Hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, Janakpuri Super Speciality Hospital, and Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

The local police also conducted an inspection of the Guru Nanak Dev Eye Hospital, Gramin Swastha Prashikshan Sansthan in Najafgarh, and ILBS in Vasant Kunj.

The CPRO building at Connaught Place's State Entry Road was also examined, but the officer reported that nothing unusual was discovered there. He stated that the inspections at certain hospitals continued till late at night.

"A threat email about an explosive device on the property was received by the Security Operations Control Center at IGI Airport. Safety precautions have been stepped up, and enhanced security procedures are now in place. A lawsuit has been filed. As of right now, no suspicious objects have been discovered, according to Usha Rangnani, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI).

The official stated that at 6:00 p.m., a threat email was received by the airport authorities.

- With inputs from agencies

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