Apex Court receives anonymous Bomb Threats


New Delhi: An anonymous email received by Delhi Police stirred up entire Delhi on Tuesday Morning. The mail stated that the Supreme Court would be attacked with bombs, prompting authorities to step up security at the court complex.The email came a fortnight after Supreme Court judge Dipak Misra, who was part of the bench that refused to stay the execution of Yakub Memon for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks, received a threatening letter at his residence.

Police sources said a person, whose identity is being withheld for security reasons, received the anonymous email with the threat of a bomb attack. The person forwarded the email to police on Monday.Security around the Supreme Court complex on Tilak Marg was immediately beefed up, said police sources.The home ministry and intelligence agencies were informed about the email. All agencies responsible for securing the court complex were directed to remain alert.

A senior police officer confirmed the receipt of the email. “We have received an email in which anti-national elements have threatened a bomb attack at the Supreme Court,” said the officer. “We have forwarded the matter to our elite special cell for further probe. It could be a prank but we are not taking any chances,” he added.