Multiple schools in New Delhi and Noida, on Wednesday received bomb threats through emails leading to mass evacuations by school authorities. The Delhi Police and UP Police authorities stated that they did not find anything suspicious in these schools terming it as a hoax and requested parents not to panic.

Delhi Police PRO Suman Nalwa told reporters, “Several schools have approached us that they have received threatening emails regarding the presence of bombs on their premises. I do not have the exact number. Delhi Police has done thorough search operation following all protocols but nothing untoward or suspicious has been found so far. It seems someone has done this to create panic by sending emails to schools individually.”

She requested that parents should not panic. “Delhi Police is following all protocols in conducting searches. We are conducting an investigation regarding the matter. It is still at a nascent stage so I cannot comment on the investigation at this stage,“ Nalwa added.

Meanwhile, Lt Governor VK Saxena in a social media post on X stated , “Spoke to the Police Commissioner and sought a detailed report into the bomb threats at schools in Delhi-NCR. Directed Delhi Police to carry out a thorough search in school premises, identify the culprits & ensure there are no lapses.”

“I request the parents not to panic and co-operate with the administration in ensuring safety of schools and the children.The miscreants & culprits will not be spared,” he added.

Shivhari Meena, Additional Commissioner, Nodia told reporters, “We received information through the principal that DPS (Noida, Sector 29) has received a bomb threat mail. We immediately reached the school. BDS team, sniffer dog team, fire brigade and other senior officers are also at the spot. Nothing suspicious has been found in the search. All the children were safely evacuated first. Our teams are rechecking the school to ensure that there are no issues.“

“We have received information (regarding bomb threat) from other schools as well, our senior officers are at the spot, we are ensuring that checking is done at all schools where such mails have been received as per the protocol,” he added.

Meanwhile Gurgaon Police stated on X that police teams also checked some schools in Gurugram out of precaution and did not find any suspicious objects. “Delhi and Noida (Uttar Pradesh) police have received information about bombs in schools of Delhi and Noida through email. As a precaution, some schools in Gurugram have been checked by the bomb disposal team and other police teams. So far no suspicious object has been found from anywhere. Gurugram police appeal to the general public that there is no need to panic/worry about security at all. Delhi and Gurugram police are looking for the source of the emails received. From the investigation so far, these emails have been found to be hoax/merely meant to scare people,” the post on X added. 

Delhi Education Minister Atishi also urged parents not to panic. She assured that the Delhi government is in constant touch with the police and the schools. "Some schools have received bomb threats today morning. Students have been evacuated and those premises are being searched by Delhi Police. So far nothing has been found in any of the schools. We are in constant touch with the Police and the schools. Would request parents and citizens not to panic. School authorities will be in touch with parents wherever needed," Atishi wrote on X.