India's two key stock exchanges on Monday received bomb threats as share prices jumped to an all-time high, police said.
Bomb squads rushed to the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange offices after an NSE official received the threat through an e-mail, said A. Deshmukh, a police officer.
"The e-mail threatened to blow up the NSE and the BSE," Deshmukh said. The threat was received on Monday, but it didn't affect trading in the two stock exchanges. "We are taking all precautions. This will not affect trading tomorrow (Tuesday)," he told The Associated Press.
The e-mail came in the name of Abdul and police were investigating, Deshmukh said. Similar e-mail threats have been received in the past as well.