Terrorists may attempt to simultaneously highjack flights departing from Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports on Sunday, according to specific information received by airport security agencies. All three airports have been put on high alert.
“There was an email from an unknown female from Hyderabad to the Mumbai police, saying that a group of 23 people were going to hijack aircraft from different airports Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Special airport security committee meetings were held at airports and all concerned have been alerted for strengthening preventive measures outlined by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security,” a senior civil aviation ministry official told Business Standard.
Officials said a high alert has been issued to the three facilities after Mumbai Police received an e-mail last night from a woman living there.
The e-mail mentions that the woman overheard six boys talking about a possible aircraft hijack attempt at these facilities, they said. Read More…