New Delhi, Aug 17: The Delhi High Court premises was put on high alert on Thursday after the police received a threat call claiming that a bomb has been placed there. As per reports, the police, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams, fire tenders and a bomb squad is present on the spot. Notably, the state was on high alert all these days for the celebrations of the Independence Day. Meanwhile, a report claims that the preliminary searches have not revealed anything and the police believe that it may have been a hoax call.Also Read - Delhi High Court Seeks Kejriwal Govt's Reply on Plea to Resume All Weekly Markets | Details Inside
Meanwhile, reports claims that the call, traced to a number in western Uttar Pradesh, was received by a PCR van from Bhajanpura in North East Delhi around 10.45 am on Thursday. Also Read - Poll Strategist Prashant Kishor Meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, Punjab Elections Likely on Agenda
Earlier in 2011, a powerful bomb placed in a briefcase blasted off in the reception area at the entrance of the Delhi High Court. Around 11 persons were killed in the incident whereas, over 80 were left injured. Reportedly, the blast occurred outside Gate number 5 where visitors had lined up for entry passes. A group by the name Harkat-ul-Jihad had claimed responsibility for the blast. Also Read - Law Of Land Supreme, Twitter Will Have to Follow Rules, Says IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
The Delhi government had announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased, Rs 2 lakh to those who suffered permanent incapacitation, Rs 1 lakh to those with serious injury, and Rs. 10,000 for those who suffered minor injury.