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Bomb Hoax At Top Amritsar School, Traced To 3 Students: Police


The rumours have been traced to a few college students of the varsity in Amritsar, police mentioned.

Chandigarh:

A bomb menace hearsay at a outstanding college in Amritsar was unfold by three of its personal college students who’ve been detained, police mentioned. Heavy safety was deployed exterior the varsity after the messages warning of firings and bomb blasts went viral on the web final night time.

The rumours have been traced to a few college students of the varsity inside a number of hours, however they might not be arrested as they’re minors, police mentioned. An investigation might be executed as per the legislation, they added.

Whereas the bomb hoax publish went viral on Instagram, one other message warning of a firing in the identical college was shared on WhatsApp. The messages quickly made their means into the varsity teams, triggering panic amongst folks. Notably, each the posts featured Pakistan flag emojis and the textual content was in each English and Urdu.

The Cyber Cell of Amritsar Police traced the origin of the messages to the IP tackle of a Class 9 scholar staying in Chheharta close to Amritsar metropolis.

On data, the police deployed commandoes and armoured automobiles for safety exterior the varsity, and performed searches all night time primarily based on inputs from the Cyber Cell.

Three Class 9 college students had deliberate this as a part of mischief and so they have been detained, mentioned Prabhjot Singh Virk, Further Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Earlier, Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla requested Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to tighten the safety exterior faculties, stating {that a} principal of a famed college has obtained a menace which has triggered panic among the many residents.

“I recommend @CMOPb to instruct anti sabotage groups to comb college premises and direct police and intelligence companies to elucidate this lapse in safety and security of public,” he tweeted final night time.

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