Anonymous call to blow IGI airport, security alerted

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 00:39

New Delhi: An anonymous call received at an
airline call centre threatening to explode a bomb on Tuesday
sparked a security alert at the Indira Gandhi International
(IGI) airport here with police sanitising the facility.

The call centre of national carrier Air India received
the telephone call at around 7 pm in which the caller
threatened to trigger a bomb blast.
A senior CISF official said the call was "not specific" as
to whether somebody was targeting a plane or the airport.

"The caller did not say where the bomb will be exploded.
Security officials, at a meeting, declared the threat as
non-specific," the official said.

However, he said, the standard operation procedure was
"We have strengthened the security. We have sanitised the
airport. Though it appears to be a hoax call, we are not
taking any chance," the official said.

Airport officials said flight operations were normal.


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First Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 00:39

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