Panic spread in Delhi following an anonymous call that bombs were placed at three important buildings namely Vikas Minar, NDMC building and Safdarjang Hospital.
Soon after receiving the unnamed called at 9.30 in the morning, teams of Delhi police, Bomb Squads along with sniffer dogs, and Fire brigades reached the suspected spots.
Patients were immediately evacuated from Safdarjang Hospital building with absolute chaos prevailing in and outside the hospital. Initially they and their attendants did not know why they were being brought out in such a manner and were informed of the threat later.
Similarly, the multi-storey Vikas Minar building near I.T.O was also vacated following the anonymous call. Fire brigades, teams of Delhi Police and Bomb disposal squad reached the spot and carried out search operations.
After investigations it proved to be hoax call. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of New Delhi described the anonymous call nothing but a hoax call.