Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport receives bomb threat mail
On receiving the bomb threat email, the Security Operations Control Centre (SOCC) at the IGI airport found out that a similar threat message was received in the recent past
Security at Indira Gandhi International airport in the national capital was alerted after Delhi Police received an email threat that terror outfit Al Queda was planning an attack at the airport. According to the reports, IGI police received a bomb threat via e-mail.
IGI police station reportedly informed Airline Operations Control Center about an email about a planned bomb blast by Al Qaeda.
"On Saturday, IGI police station informed Airline Operations Control Center (AOCC) at the airport about a bomb threat e-mail received with the subject of planned bomb blast by Al Qaeda Sargana at IGI airport stating that Karanbir Suri alias Mohamad Jalal and Karanbir Suri's wife Shaily Sharda alias Haseena are coming to India on Sunday from Singapore and plan to put the Bomb on IGI in 1-3 days," the statement released by IGI said.
On receiving the bomb threat email, the Security Operations Control Centre (SOCC) at the IGI airport found out that a similar threat message was received in the recent past. The earlier message also carried the names of the same couple and a similar language detailing the bomb threat.
As per an official statement by the airport, after investigation the threat was found "non-specific" and Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) was terminated from the airport. However, an extra alert has been sounded and all security measures have enhanced at IGI Airport.
Meanwhile, the anti-sabotage check was carried at all terminals of IGI Airport, access control, vehicle checking at entry nakas and patrolling of the AOR were intensified.