BMC headquarters, several hospitals, college in Mumbai receive bomb threat emails

19 June,2024 09:20 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

A police official told PTI that the bomb threat emails were received on Monday and Tuesday from a single mail ID

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Various institutions across Mumbai, including the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), prominent hospitals and a college, have received bomb threat emails, following which searches were carried out although nothing suspicious was found in them.

A police official told PTI that the bomb threat emails were received on Monday and Tuesday from a single mail ID.

"The emails received on Tuesday were similar to those received on Monday, which said that there was a bomb threat to prominent private, state and civic-run hospitals and colleges across the city," he told PTI.

According to Mumbai police, the sender claimed that bombs were planted under beds and in the bathrooms of the hospitals, reported ANI.

The hospitals that received the threat mail include Jaslok Hospital, Raheja Hospital, Seven Hill Hospital, Kohinoor Hospital, KEM Hospital, JJ Hospital, and St George Hospital, among others in Mumbai, reported ANI.

The police official said that as an investigation was underway, similar bomb threat emails were received by the BMC and other establishments.

According to the police, the unknown person "threatened to blow up" the BMC headquarters.

Following the threat email, the police searched the BMC headquarters and said that they did not find "anything suspicious." The officials said that security has been heightened following the threat.

Further investigation is underway, they added.

During the probe, the Mumbai police conducted security checks of those establishments and later it came to light that somebody played a mischief as nothing suspicious was found at all these places, the police official said.

He further said that the process to register a case against unidentified persons is underway at the Azad Maidan police station, reported PTI.

Hinduja College of Commerce in Mumbai also received a bomb threat email earlier in the day, according to the police, reported ANI.

A team of police and a bomb squad searched the premises following the threat mail but nothing suspicious. Mumbai's VP Road Police Station was looking into the matter, reported ANI.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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