Over 60 Mumbai Establishments Receive Bomb Threats

The Mumbai police were alerted to the situation after receiving a bomb threat call from an unidentified person
The sender claimed bombs were planted under beds and in the bathrooms of these hospitals, leading to immediate security checks. (Representational image: Pixabay)
The sender claimed bombs were planted under beds and in the bathrooms of these hospitals, leading to immediate security checks. (Representational image: Pixabay)

Bomb threat emails were recently received by more than sixty Mumbai businesses, including the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a number of prestigious hospitals, and a college. Despite thorough searches in response to the threats, which raised a lot of concern, no suspicious objects were discovered.

The Mumbai police were alerted to the situation after receiving a bomb threat call from an unidentified person. This individual threatened to blow up the BMC headquarters. Following this, police conducted a thorough search of the BMC building, which revealed nothing suspicious.

In response to the threats, the police have launched a deeper investigation into the matter. They confirmed that the bomb threat emails were sent from a single mail ID, with emails received on both Monday and Tuesday. The emails were similar in nature, indicating a coordinated effort to spread fear.

Among the targeted establishments were several hospitals: Jaslok, Raheja, Seven Hills, Kohinoor, KEM, JJ, and St. George. Hinduja College of Commerce in Girgaon also received one of these threatening emails. The sender claimed bombs were planted under beds and in the bathrooms of these hospitals, leading to immediate security checks.

Police teams and a bomb squad searched the college premises but found nothing suspicious. (Representational image: Wikimedia Commons)
Police teams and a bomb squad searched the college premises but found nothing suspicious. (Representational image: Wikimedia Commons)Jawahar Soneji

A police official disclosed that security has been heightened across the city following these threats. The police carried out searches at all the targeted locations but did not find any suspicious items. The official noted that it appears to be a mischief as nothing suspicious was discovered during the searches.

The process to register a case against the unidentified persons responsible for these threats is underway at the Azad Maidan police station. The Mumbai police are continuing their investigation to trace the source of the emails and identify the individuals involved.

Additionally, a bomb threat email was received by the Hinduja College of Commerce. Police teams and a bomb squad searched the college premises but found nothing suspicious. The VP Road Police Station is handling this particular case.

These bomb threats are the latest in a series of similar incidents in Mumbai. Recently, a Mumbai-bound IndiGo flight received a bomb threat message but landed safely. There have also been other bomb hoaxes, such as a threat sent to 40 airports and a teenager being counseled after making a bomb fraud threat.

(Input from various sources)

(Rehash/ Susmita Bhandary/MSM)

The sender claimed bombs were planted under beds and in the bathrooms of these hospitals, leading to immediate security checks. (Representational image: Pixabay)
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