Bomb threats continue to land in mail boxes | India News

NEW DELHI: The menace of hoax bomb threats continued on Tuesday with an email received at Tihar Jail and five hospitals in the city. Police conducted checks and searches but didn’t find anything suspicious on the complexes.
The emails were sent between Monday and Tuesday, claiming that the sender had placed “bombs inside the buildings and they would explode in the following hours”.The origin of the mails was a Cyprus-based mailing service company,, which had been used to send the mails to hospitals on Sunday too. Police have written to Sikneco Technologies Ltd in Nicosia requesting details of the user.
Intelligence agencies, however, suspect that the perpetrators of the hoax were the same email senders from Pakistan who had sent bomb threats to many city schools a few weeks ago.
The first email in the latest lot was received at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital on Monday. On Tuesday, four hospitals also informed police about receiving similar messages. The Tihar administration then alerted the local police about the threat email received by the prison.
The email read, “I have placed explosive devices inside of your building. They will explode in the following hours. This isn’t a threat; you have a few hours to disarm the bomb or else the blood of innocent people inside of the building will be on your hands. The group called ‘Court’ is behind this massacre (sic).” The message was tagged to more than 15 other email IDs.
Searches were conducted at the hospitals and the jail but nothing was found.
On Sunday, at least two dozen establishments, among them over a dozen hospitals in Delhi, had received bomb messages from the same server. One of the hospitals affected on Sunday was in Dabri. Two hospitals in north Delhi also received the threat. A similar e-mail was received at the Indira Gandhi International Airport too. Ahmedabad airport also received such mails followed by airports in Jaipur and Lucknow.
The cops had carried out searches and sanitised all areas upon receipt of this information but nothing suspicious had been found.
Police suspect the same set of senders to be behind the latest threats. “There has been a pattern in which establishments in several states are being targeted to spread panic and cause disruptions,” said a senior police officer.
The intelligence agencies have tracked the user of the email accounts to a military cantonment in Faisalabad, Pakistan, strengthening the initial suspicion that the neighbouring country’s deep state, backed by Chinese intelligence, was behind the email threats. The breakthrough was also aided by some key information, informally shared by Russian intelligence.
Till now, the cops have written to Russia via Interpol seeking assistance in tracing the sender of the email. They have also prepared a Letters Rogatory, which is a judicial request, to be sent to Russia on the matter.

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