Hoax caller threatens to blow up Delhi High Court, cops go into tizzy
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Thursday put on high alert after the police received an anonymous call about a bomb threat on its premises, which later turned out to be a hoax.
Soon after the call was received around 11 am, Delhi Police Commandos of the Quick Reaction Team was instantly deployed at Gate-5 of the High Court along with the Bomb Disposal Squad and fire tender vehicles.
The call was received by the control room from a man who claimed to have planted bombs inside the court complex, the police said.
The bomb squad was alerted and the entire court complex thoroughly scanned. However, the call was found to be a hoax, they said. An intensive search was carried out and sniffer dogs deployed.
The cops have registered a case and have traced the caller's number to Baghpat in Western Uttar Pradesh.
"We have deployed intensive search operations inside and outside the court premises. We can't take any risk and Standard Operating Procedure is followed by a call of this nature." said a police officer.
Another team of Delhi Police worked on tracing the mobile number from which the call was made. Soon a team was dispatched to Baghpat in Western UP.
"We reached the house of the accused but our men couldn't find him. He was not in touch with his family for one and a half months but we are are going to track him soon," said Depender Pathak Special Commissioner of Police.
Though the Sim card is registered in Baghpat the call was made from Nand Nagri in North East Delhi. The caller immediately switched off his phone.
Earlier, in 2011, a blast took place at gate number 5 of Delhi High Court in which more than a dozen people were killed and around 79 were injured.