Small aircraft may target Mumbai airport: IB

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 15:19

New Delhi: The Centre has advised all
states bordering Maharashtra to be fully alert in the wake of
intelligence inputs that terrorists may target Chhatrapati
Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai by using small
aircraft.

Directors General of Police of Maharashtra, Gujarat,
Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Goa apart from the CISF have
been asked by central security agencies to remain on high
alert to foil any possible terrorist design to attack the
Mumbai airport, sources said.

A specific input suggested that terrorists may try to use
a small aircraft or a helicopter to target the country`s
busiest airport, the sources said.

The Centre asked the police chiefs to put small aircraft
and private helicopters under strict vigil before they are
allowed to fly, they said.

The sources said the Centre has also directed that unused
airstrips and private helipads be brought under the watch of
local law enforcement agencies and put under strict vigil.

Following the advisory, the states concerned have taken a
number of steps to intensify security in some specified areas,
the sources said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 15:19

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