The Delhi High Court was on high alert on Thursday after the Delhi Police received a call claiming that a bomb was placed on the court premises, according to news reports.
ANI reports that SWAT teams, fire tenders and a bomb squad have reached the court premises.
Delhi HC on high alert after Police received call about bomb threat; Police, SWAT teams, fire tenders & bomb squad at the spot. pic.twitter.com/vDltrgY3gT
" ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2017
Times Now further reported that the commandos guarding the court have been put on alert. The court administration has also reportedly said that it does not have any confirmed information about whether the threat is credible or a hoax.
On the other hand, The Times of India said that the court premises have been scanned and the threat is likely a hoax.
On Monday, amid intelligence alerts about possible terror attacks, security was beefed up in the national capital and around 47,000 security personnel were deployed ahead of Independence Day celebrations.
Officials said that anti-aircraft and anti-drone guns had been deployed in and around Red Fort. An additional 500 closed-circuit television and high-resolution cameras had been placed in and around Red Fort.
One of the officials had also said that after the killing of several top-rung militants in Jammu and Kashmir, there are reports that militant groups could be looking at carrying out terror attacks.
With inputs from PTIView More