Bomb scare in Delhi’s Tis Hazari court

December 4th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) There was panic in the Tis Hazari courts here Thursday after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up the complex, leading to proceedings being suspended for the day not just in the lower courts but also in the Delhi High Court, police said. “A call was received at the nearest police station at 9.12 a.m. claiming that six people would enter the court complex in lawyer’s dress and would plant explosives in the premises,” the official added.

He also said that the sprawling court complex in north Delhi would be blown up between 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

“We have rushed to the scene along with the bomb disposal squad. Intensive searches are being carried out in the court complex,” the official added.

Following the threat, the Delhi High Court suspended all hearings, scheduled Thursday, for Friday.

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