MUMBAI: Flyers and all those who visited Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Tuesday were frisked thoroughly while entering and leaving the proofs.
A bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs were pressed into action after a multimedia call warning threat to the life of 19 officials from the department was taken.
The alleged threat call was taken at almost 9 am by the city police traffic control room, claiming that the lives of 19 persons are in danger, said the Sahar police.
The call was received by the traffic police constable Ratnesh Palande (32) when he was on duty in the control room.
Palande relayed the message immediately to the Sahar police.
“After scanning and searching the entire airport premises, it was learned that the call was a hoax. A team has been formed to nab the caller who has been traced to Lucknow.
The motive after making the hoax call will be cleared after the caller is asked,” told a police officer of the Sahar police.
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport
The officer told the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, dog squad, and a quick acknowledgment team rushed to the airport and searched the premises.
Police also alerted the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), but nothing suspicious was found.
“The caller has used a multimedia number to make the hoax call to the traffic control room,” said the police.
A case under Indian Penal Code Sections 505(1) (b) (intent to cause fear) and 506(II) (criminal intimidation) has been registered on an unknown person.
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Source: The Times of India