Bomb scare at Parliament as Delhi remains on red alert

The combing operation in Pathankot are not over yet and the Delhi Police went into a tizzy on Tuesday after they received an anonymous call about a bomb inside the Parliament.

Updated: Jan 05, 2016, 21:46 PM IST
Bomb scare at Parliament as Delhi remains on red alert

New Delhi: The combing operation in Pathankot are not over yet and the Delhi Police went into a tizzy on Tuesday after they received an anonymous call about a bomb inside the Parliament.

However the officials declared it a prank call after nothing was discovered inside the premises. The caller was tracked down at a northeast Delhi area.

The Delhi Police received an anonymous call at 6:12 pm today which informed them about the presence of a bomb inside the Parliament. Several police teams and bomb disposal squads were rushed to Parliament and conducted a thorough search at the premises. The fire department and fire tenders were also alerted.

"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. 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.