Mumbai: Security agencies were alerted on Wednesday after a hand written note scribbled on a wall inside the Mumbai airport threatened of an impending attack by the ISIS on January 10.
The note, found inside a toilet in the Level 2 of Terminal 2 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, read “ATTECK BY ISIS DATE 10/01/15 (sic)”.
It appeared to have been scribbled on the wall using a pen.
The CISF, which is in charge of security at the airport, is going through CCTV footage from the area to identify the culprit.
Also, the housekeeping staff posted there are also being questioned.
As Level 2 of the Terminal is the arrival lounge, the investigators are suspecting that the threat note is the handiwork of someone who had arrived at the airport on a flight.
As per reports, the note was found yesterday evening after which CISF officials informed the Mumbai Police.
The threat note has come at a time when the city police – in view of Republic Day - is maintaining heightened level of vigil.
The security agencies are reasons to be worried as the four Indian youth who had joined Islamic State were from Thane near Mumbai, pointing to the possibility of a network of Islamic State sympathisers being active in the city.