Bomb threat to Chennai-bound flight; security beefed up

Last Updated: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 20:56

Chennai: Security at the airport here was
beefed up today after an anonymous call warning that explosive
substances were placed in a Chennai-bound flight from Kochi.

After the phone call was receieved at the cargo section of
the Customs, an alert was issued and Bomb Disposal Squad and
other agencies were put on preparedness, officials said
adding the caller did not identify the airlines flight.

Visitors` entry to the airport was banned today following
a direction from Union Home Ministry as part of security
measures taken in view of the Independence Day.

In a recent incident of security lapse, low intensity
explosive chemical was recovered from Kochi airport when smoke
emanated from the consignment.

PTI




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