Terror threat to Supreme Court, security tightened

August 4th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Security measures were beefed up in and around the Supreme Court and Patiala House district court in New Delhi area Monday after an advocate received a letter threatening of bomb explosions in the court premises. The letter was sent to advocate Subhash Gulati, who further passed it to court authorities and officials of Delhi Police. The letter claimed that there would be bomb explosions in the Supreme Court and Patiala House Courts Tuesday.

The police immediately swung into action and carried out intensive searches. Security measures were also beefed up to prevent any untoward incident.

“It could be another fake terror threat. But we are not taking it lightly and adequate measures are being taken,” said a senior Delhi Police official.

In wake of the threat, visitors were allowed entry only after a thorough frisking and lawyers were also asked to cooperate with security personnel in security checks.

After the serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad in which over 50 people were killed last month, Delhi Police have received at least 10 fake terror threats.

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