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Saturday, 20 April 2024 7.35 AM IST

Museum gets bomb threat; massive police team conducting inspection, entry of visitors stopped

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KOLKATA: Vistors' entry has been stopped at the Indian Museum in Kolkata following a bomb threat. It was the Kolkata Police that received the threatening email stating that bombs had been placed inside the museum.

The email message was sent by an organization called 'Terrorizers 111'. The message stated that bombs had been placed inside the museum and would explode in the morning. Upon receiving the message, Kolkata Police, bomb squad and sniffer dogs reached the spot and started inspecting the museum. The museum has been completely closed. Entry to visitors is currently prohibited.

The police are trying to find the location of the person who sent the email. Although the inspection is going on, the police have not found any explosive materials so far.

The museum is more than 200 years old. The Indian Museum in Kolkata was established in 1814. This museum is the first and largest multipurpose museum not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Asia-Pacific region.

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