Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant on Friday said seven schools in the city have received bomb threat through e-mail and police teams are at the spot conducting checks. “Our local police are checking about it,” Mr Pant said.
There is a drill and the bomb squads have gone there for checking, he added. All children from seven schools were immediately evacuated and taken to safer places.
“Based on the email, our teams are checking there at the spot…when more information comes, it will be shared with you (media),” the Commissioner said.
DCP (East Zone) Bheemashankar Guled said that police officers in the area received calls from two schools about the incident – the Indian Public School in Govindpura limits and the St Vincent Pallotti school, The News Minute reported. Officers have been deputed to the spot and are investigating the situation, he was quoted as saying.
The DCP noted that the identity of those behind the bomb threats had not been ascertained yet.
Police sources said the threat prima facie appears to be a hoax.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru East) Subramanyeshwara Rao said six schools – Delhi Public School in Sulakunte, Gopalan International School in Mahadevapura, New Academy School in Marathahalli, Ebenezer International School in Electronic City, St Vincent Pallotti School in Hennur, and Indian Public School in Govindapura – received the emails. These are all top end schools.
“The email is mostly a hoax threat. But we are taking it seriously and not leaving anything to chance,” said Rao.
According to sources, the email read: “A very powerful bomb has been planted in your school, attention is not a joke, this is not a joke, a very powerful bomb has been planted in your school, immediately call the police and sappers, hundreds of lives may suffer, including yours, do not delay, now everything is only in your hands!.”
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