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Bomb threat in Kolkata government hospital and university

Kolkata, June 18 (HS). Kolkata Police on Tuesday launched an investigation after a government hospital and a prominent university in Kolkata received threatening emails claiming that time bombs have been planted there.

According to official information, the two institutions that have received such bomb threat emails are the government-run SSKM Medical College and Hospital in south Kolkata and Rabindra Bharati University on the northern outskirts of the city.

A police officer said a private university in the city also received a similar bomb threat email.

Sources said that upon receiving information, police along with bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs reached the places where the bomb threat was received.

As per the latest available information, nothing suspicious has been found and the police suspect that such emails were possibly fake. However, based on the email address from which the emails were sent, the cyber crime division of the city police has started the process of tracking the sender of the emails by identifying the IP address.