Bomb Threat to Schools in Kanpur

Email may be linked to a Russian server…


On Wednesday, 15 May 2024, after several bomb threats to all kinds of schools and hospitals in several Indian cities in recent weeks.

At least 10 top schools in Kanpur received similar threats, sources informed.

The schools have reportedly received the threat through an email which was linked to a Russian server, just like the ones in the case of Delhi in Ahmedabad earlier this month.

The entry of outsiders is banned for the time being, while the police have joined a probe into the matter, the sources added.

Kanpur is the latest that is added to the list of Indian cities that have received bomb threats over the last two weeks, after Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad among others.

It all began on May 1 when nearly 100 schools in Delhi, two in Noida, and one in Lucknow received a bomb threat via email, prompting mass evacuations.

Parents panicked and crowded outside the schools; the Ministry of Home Affairs said the emails sent to Delhi-NCR schools appeared to be a hoax.

The following week, several schools in Ahmedabad received emails threatening to blow up educational institutions. The bomb threat emails were sent from the Russian domain 'mail.ru'.

Just three days ago, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) and nearly 10 hospitals received similar bomb threats via emails.

The Delhi Police said that the threat was a hoax and further investigation was on for the miscreants who sent the email.

Edited By: Tuba Sultana

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