Delhi-Dubai Flight Delayed After Hoax Bomb Threat, Delhi Police Confirm False Alarm

‘Upon receiving the threat, necessary legal action was taken and no suspicious items were found’: Authorities

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Published on June 18, 2024, 12:31:24


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Adding to the series of hoax call incidents affecting India’s national capital, a plane bound for Dubai, scheduled to depart from Delhi, received a bomb threat via email, police said on Tuesday.

According to Delhi Police, the bomb threat was received on Monday at 9:35 am. "On 17th June at 9:35 am, an email was received in the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) office, IGI Airport, threatening a bomb on board a Delhi to Dubai flight," police stated.

They further reported that upon receiving the threat, necessary legal action was taken and no suspicious items were found. Last week, several museums in Delhi received hoax bomb threats, which were later confirmed to be false alarms, police mentioned. Officials noted that bomb threats were sent to approximately 10-15 museums, including the Railway Museum in Delhi, via emails.

Police responded promptly upon receiving the alerts. Following investigations, officials determined that the emails were 'hoaxes' and no bombs were found in the museums.

Several institutions including schools, colleges, hospitals and airports in the national capital have recently received hoax bomb threats.
In May, two colleges affiliated with Delhi University received hoax bomb threats.

During the same month, over 100 schools in the Delhi-NCR region received hoax bomb threats. Earlier in April, the High Court requested a comprehensive status report from the Delhi government regarding the hoax bomb threat email incidents affecting private schools.

On May 17, the Delhi Police submitted a status report to the Delhi High Court concerning the recent spate of hoax bomb threats in the national capital, stating that five bomb disposal squads (BDS) had been deployed and 18 bomb detection teams (BDTs) were stationed across districts, at IGI airport, railways and metro stations.

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