Bomb scare at Parliament premises as Delhi remains on high alert

PTI
Published Jan 5, 2016, 8:08 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 11:52 am IST
Several police teams along with bomb disposal squads rushed to the Parliament.
Parliament (Photo: AP/File)
 Parliament (Photo: AP/File)

New Delhi: Security agencies went into a tizzy after the police control room received a call about a bomb at the Parliament premises this evening.

Several police teams, along with bomb disposal squads, were rushed near Parliament and it was at 6.12 PM that the fire department was alerted, following which fire tenders were rushed there too, said police and fire officials.

 

Read: After Pathankot attack, Delhi to remain on high alert till January

It turned out to be a hoax and the caller was tracked down at a northeast Delhi area.

"It was a hoax call and we have tracked down the caller, who is a resident of Jyoti Nagar area. The motive behind the act hasn't been ascertained yet. The caller is being brought to the Parliament Street police station, where he will be questioned," DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said, adding that the caller may have to face legal action too.

A senior official said that once the caller is brought to the police station, he is likely to be taken to RML hospital for a mental check up.

The police did not reveal the caller's identity citing security concerns.

The national capital is on a high alert and security was already stepped up following the terror attack at Pathankot and then inputs received by the police about the presence of two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad key members here.

Delhi Police Commissioner held a meeting with all deputy commissioners and discussed security concerns in details earlier on Tuesday, a police source said.

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