Delhi police chief receives ‘threatening email’ about school bomb, minor arrested | Delhi News

The Delhi Police have arrested a minor for allegedly sending a threatening email to Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora on Thursday morning.

A police source said that the commissioner received the email on his official ID from a Gmail user at 10.17 am, in which the user wrote: “The bomb will explode at 2.18 am… there is a school near Nangloi railway station . A bomb is going to explode in that school today. Now at 2:18, do what you want to do.

As the email followed a similar email sent to over 150 schools in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday, the Commissioner’s Staff Office immediately raised an alarm and directed the Special Cell and Crime Branch to investigate the matter. “Police contacted Google and received details later in the day. A raid was conducted and a youth was nabbed from outside his home in Outer Delhi. Police are interrogating him and trying to determine his exact age after verifying documents,” the source said.

“He created an email ID under a different name for this purpose and used a new SIM card,” the source added.

The national capital has been on high alert since Wednesday morning after schools received an email threatening to blow up the building. After a thorough check, it was declared a hoax.

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Among other schools, Sanskriti School in Chanakyapuri had received two separate emails from two different users. “The first email, from, came in the morning, but at 1:42 PM they received another email from a Gmail user, in which the user wrote: ‘The bomb will explode in 10 minutes,’” said a senior police officer . , adding that they have reached out to Google for more information.

“After getting the details, a raid was conducted and a 12-year-old boy was picked up from his home in Southern Range on Thursday. He was examined in the presence of a counselor and his parents. He admitted his mistake and was released by the police after advice,” an officer said.

Police file FIR

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police Special Cell has filed an FIR under IPC sections of criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation and statements creating or promoting inter-class enmity, hatred or ill will against unknown persons. It stated that the hoax bomb emails were sent “with the conspiratorial intent to cause mass panic” and to “disturb the public.”

According to the FIR, several bomb threat calls were received from different schools between 5.47 am and 1.13 pm. “The school authorities said that they received these bomb threats on their email addresses… after receiving the calls, PCR vehicles were rushed to the schools, district police, bomb squad… were also alerted,” the FIR said. It added that an extensive drill was being conducted across the city to safely evacuate schools and conduct anti-sabotage checks.

After a preliminary investigation by the Special Cell’s counterintelligence unit, the email was traced to a Russian IP address:

The police have now written to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Interpol regarding the investigation into the case. The CBI, which has investigated several cases of hoax bomb threats, would forward the information sought to Interpol, which will then be forwarded to Interpol.

to law enforcement agencies around the world, agents said.

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Mahender Singh Manral

Mahender Singh Manral is an Assistant Editor at the National Bureau of The Indian Express. He is known for his impactful and groundbreaking stories. He covers the Ministry of Interior, investigative agencies, National Investigation Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement agencies, paramilitary forces and internal security. Previously, Manral had reported extensively on crime stories in the city, and had also covered the anti-corruption arm of the Delhi government for a decade. He is known for his knack for news and detailed understanding of stories. He also worked for eleven months at Mail Today as a senior correspondent. He also worked for two years with The Pioneer, reporting exclusively on crime. During his initial days of his career, he also worked at The Statesman newspaper in the national capital, where he was entrusted with topics such as crime, education and the Delhi Jal Board. Manral graduated in mass communications and is always looking for stories that impact lives. … Read more

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