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After Delhi, schools in Ahmedabad get bomb threat mails

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: May 06, 2024 22:42 IST
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On the eve of Lok Sabha elections in Ahmedabad, as many as 16 schools here received an email on Monday threatening bomb blasts, though a police statement said this was a hoax as searches failed to unearth anything suspicious.

IMAGE: Around 200 schools in Delhi-NCR received an identical threat email on May 1, 2024 claiming that explosives had been planted in their premises. Photograph: ANI Photo

Eleven of these schools have been designated as polling booths for Lok Sabha voting on Tuesday, informed Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Sharad Singhal.

The 16 schools comprise 12 in the city and four on the outskirts, Singhal added.


Ignore this email (sent to schools) and exercise your voting rights tomorrow without any fear, it asked citizens.

The schools that received the threat email included DPS and Anand Niketan in Bopal, Udgam School on SG Highway, Calorx School in Ghatlodia, Kendriya Vidyalaya at Chandkheda and Army Cantonment on Airport Road.

"The sender threatened to blow up our school. Our school has 24 hour security and NEET was conducted at our campus yesterday. We have not received any parcels from outside and our doors were also shut," said Udgam School administrator Dhimant Choksi.

"Some schools received emails threatening bomb blasts. This seems to be on the lines of bomb threats received by schools in Delhi some days back. As per our primary investigation, the email's domain is out of India. The email was sent from a location outside of India," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime Cell) Lavina Sinha told PTI.

During the search, nothing suspicious was found, she added.

The district education officer Rohit Chaudhary said after the emails were received schools informed local police, while his department updated the control room.

"A preliminary probe has revealed it was a hoax and the threat was given to disturb the peaceful atmosphere in view of voting on May 7, he said.

Polling in 25 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat will be held on Tuesday.

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