'Conspiracy' to disturb peace, says Karnataka CM after multiple Bengaluru schools receive hoax bomb threats
Various private schools in the state capital on Friday received bomb threats via e-mail, following which City Police were rushed to the spots, along with a bomb disposal squad to carry out search operations.
- Multiple private schools in Bengaluru on Friday received bomb threats.
- CM Basavaraj Bommai called it a 'conspiracy' to disturb peace in Karnataka.
- He stated that the police has been instructed to take it seriously and not take any chances.
New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday (April 8, 2022) reacted to multiple schools in Bengaluru receiving bomb threats and said that there seems to be a 'conspiracy' to disturb peace in the state.
Bommai stated that he has instructed police to take it seriously and to not take any chances.
"Those behind (the hoax threat) will be arrested soon. All the necessary precautionary measures will be taken and a thorough investigation will be done...There is no need to worry," he said.
Various private schools in the state capital on Friday received bomb threats via e-mail, following which City Police were rushed to the spots, along with a bomb disposal squad to carry out search operations, and the threats have turned out to be "hoax".
The e-mail threats to schools read, "A very powerful bomb has been planted in your school, attention is not a joke, this is not a joke, a very powerful bomb has been planted in your school, immediately call the police and sappers, hundreds of lives may suffer, including yours, do not delay, now everything is only in your hands!"
According to senior police officials, they have received information that at least five schools in the city received the bomb threat.
Stating that bomb detection and disposal teams were also sent to schools that received threats separately, Additional Commissioner of Police Bengaluru (East) A Subramanyeswara Rao said, "Searches have been done at all the schools and no item that causes worry has been found."
Investigating teams are probing the e-mail, Rao said. "We will find out at the earliest as to who is behind it and take necessary action," he said, adding that mails have come from different email ids and it will be investigated.
Police officials said they have assured parents and teachers that there is no need to worry.
Police evacuated schools that received the threat and parents were asked to come and pick up the children, they said, adding that it was also ensured that exams that were going on at a few schools, were not disturbed.
Class 10 exams are currently on in the state.
(With agency inputs)